• First Baptist Church

    Listen to Audio Information About the First Baptist Church

    Hi there and welcome to the First Baptist Church! I’m glad you’ve taken the time to visit! This church is an important part of Medfield’s History! Did you know that it’s on the National Register of Historic Places? It’s true, it was added to the register in 2003! This church’s first congregation was established in 1752. It was formally incorporated and given recognition in 1776 under Thomas Gair, its first pastor. The building, the second for the congregation, was first constructed in 1838, and it looked a little different than the building that currently stands before you today. That’s because the church was originally built in the “Greek Revival” architecture style. In 1874, the building was renovated, and transformed into its current “Gothic Revival” appearance, that you are seeing now. The bell was obtained in the 1930s by the congregation to replace their cracked one. It is from a church in Enfield Massachusetts, one of four central Massachusetts towns sacrificed and flooded in the 1930s to create the Quabbin Reservoir.