First Church of Christ – New Haven CT

The Founding Church of New Haven, at the center of the green, where faith and culture intersect.


We are open for 10am live services!

Crypt tours are offered the first Sunday of the month at 11:00am.



Virtual Tour 

Click here for a tour of the church interior and the crypt:


Our roots go back to 1638, when the Puritans and their minister, The Rev. John Davenport, came here to found a colony and a church.  As the founding church of New Haven, the people of Center Church have been walking together in faith for more than three centuries.

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We continue to honor our historic mandate of bringing the love and hope of Jesus Christ to New Haven and its surrounding communities by offering meaningful worship services with beautiful music and thought-provoking sermons.

We are a people whose faith is in process, and we honor and respect the questions as much as the answers.

We believe a loving and gracious God calls us to use our minds along with our hearts and spirits, so if you are a seeker, we invite you to seek Christ with us.

We are open and affirming


We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings at 10 A.M.  Our sanctuary is stunning in its simple beauty; our organ and choir offer uplifting music, and the sermons challenge us to think and grow in faith.

There are opportunities for study, service and friendship.  We also have weekly Sunday school classes for children during the adult worship time.

Join us, if you can, but whether or not you visit, we thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  May God’s grace in Jesus Christ bless and encourage you on your path toward a full and abundant life.

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