Sunday, July 25, 2010

Asylum Hill Congregational Church

The Asylum Hill Congregational Church has been at the edge of Hartford's downtown since the 1860s.  In that 150-year period, it has been led by only eight senior ministers.  The first was Joseph Twichell, who served for more than 50 years.  Twichell was a close friend of Mark Twain, who worshipped at AHCC.

The church is one of the largest in the Congregational denomination.  It lures many committed parishoners who have moved out to the suburbs to return to the city on Sunday morning. 

Asylum Hill calls itself "A church in the heart of the city with a heart for the city."

1 comment:

Hilda said...

That's an impressive tower!
Beautiful stonework and very welcoming blue door.