Ellington Congregational Church - A Proud Heritage

Since the first congregation gathered in 1733, Ellington Congregational Church has offered generations of members a welcoming home to follow their faith. The present church building is the fourth church that the congregation has built in town.

To learn more about the history of our church, click here .




Starting with the first pastor, John McKinstry in 1733 through our present pastor Don Bailey-Francois, thirty-one ministers have accepted the call to serve in the Ellington Congregational Church. The Church has been fortunate to have pastors with strong educational backgrounds, marked ability and unusual spiritual development. Biographical sketches of each pastor will be found by clicking here .


Research Archives

Genealogists and researchers can browse digital versions of some Ellington Congregational Church vital records. Click here to view scanned materials from the church archives.          





The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a Protestant denomination that traces its roots to four church bodies: Congregational, Christian, Evangelical, and Reformed. The UCC is a free church, which means it has “freedom in the Gospel,” and no one dictates to a local church concerning the decisions it makes.  It is also a responsible church assuming that every decision-making body within the church will make its decisions in the light of the Gospel and out of a sense of responsibility to the whole community.

The UCC lives out its faith through the worship of God experienced in Jesus and present in the Holy Spirit.  

We welcome all to our community of faith and invite all who are looking for a church home to join us on our journey of life and faith.