First Church of Christ – New Haven CT

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


Sunday service time: 11:00am
Fantastic choir.  Sermons that speak to your life.  Believers and faithful doubters welcome!

Beginning November 5th, Crypt tours resume the first Sunday of the month, at 10:00am (before the 11:00am service).


Hear tales of a phantom ship, witchcraft trials, communion silver given to the congregation at the behest of ghosts, and the unmarked graves that lie beneath the New Haven Green!  

Sunday, October 29th 2023 at 2pm, 4pm, & 6pm. Tours are limited to 30 people. 

Please register the number in your party by emailing:


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 join us!

We are open and affirming


We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings at 11 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. 

Join us, if you can, but whether or not you visit, we thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  May God bless you and keep you.

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