First Church of Monson

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First Church of Monson Congregational

The Congregational Church, or the First Church of Monson is a historic church located in Monson, Massachusetts that is currently affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

History[edit]

The church was first established in 1762. A second meeting house was built in 1803, and was replaced by the current structure in 1873. The older building apparently survived beyond its days as a church and was then used as an A&P store. The Reverend Jesse Ives was minister from 1773-1805. The church is currently affiliated with the United Church of Christ. It is home to an organ which is a sought-after instrument for many recitals.

2011 Tornado[edit]

On June 1, 2011, an apparent tornado severely damaged the church, toppling the steeple, and damaging buildings and trees in the adjacent area.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boston.com, Pastor: Monson battered by apparent tornado 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-06-01.

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Coordinates: 42°06′09.42″N 72°19′10.43″W / 42.1026167°N 72.3195639°W / 42.1026167; -72.3195639