Religious Organizations

Brief History of Gilmanton’s Churches program on Sept. 24  09/19/2019 Gilmanton Historical Society
Centre Congregational Church, World Order Sunday, 10/20/1974, Brief history of Gilmanton's Churches
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News & History

Gilmanton's First religious leaders  The NH Repository, Volume 1
Moses Quimby Diary - 1821-1885 - Free Will Baptist Minister in Southern New Hampshire and Maine
Pastors of New Hampshire, A Chronological Table  1878

Salisbury Association. The sixtieth session of this Association convened with the Pleasant Street Church, Concord, September 18 and 19. Its meetings were well attended and a general good feeling pervaded them all. Thirteen of the fourteen churches comprising this Association, sent letters, which were usually of an encouraging nature, The churches reporting baptisms are as follows: Hopkinton, 5; Lake Village, 3; Bow, 8; First Concord, 22; Pittsfield, 12; First Fisherville, 29; Pleasant Street, Concord, 18; First Franklin Falls, 11. Total number of additions from all sources, 261: by baptism, 108; by letter, 122; of this number 94 come from the re-union of the Main Street and First Fisherville churches; by experience, 29; by restoration, 2; decrease from all sources, 45; gain 216. Our benevolent contributions compared with those of last year show a slight decrease. All our churches, except Gilmanton and Sutton, are supplied with pastors.  1878 Minutes of the NH Baptist Anniversaries

Camp Fatima, 417-023-000-000

Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette 1993  YouTube Ray Ball
Camp Fatima 1991  YouTube Ray Ball
Chapel Dedication 1949  YouTube Ray Ball

Center Congregational Church,  497 Province Road 127-058-000-000, Pictures
United Church of Gilmanton Iron Works, 1803 NH Rt 140, 115-003-000-000

Community Church
Centre Church  
The NH Repository, Volume 1
Centre Church Bell from Goshen  News undated
Communion Table to be Dedicated-GIW 
Iron Works Church  The NH Repository, Volume 1
     The Church was moved back from the State Highway (what year was this? 1960s?)  Pic1  Pic 2  Virginia Jahnle Collection

The Centre Congregational Church 1826-1976 - Griffin, Harold & Doris, Authors 1976 - a history upon the 150th anniversary of The Corner Church, 24 pages
Dover Monthly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

A History of Dover Friends Meeting  05/23/1996 Weirs Times 
The Religious Society of Friends in Dover and Vicinity 05/16/1996 Weirs Times 
Quakers Deed Cemetery to Town  1992
Gilmanton Friends Meeting House - Notes - 1892-1929
Dick Varney at the Quaker Meeting House, Peaked Hill in the background Jeremy Caldwell Picture

Quaker Meeting House Cites

First Baptist Church of Lower Gilmanton, 428-008-000-000

History and Significance Part II  15Jul2019 FaceBook
First Baptist Church in Lower Gilmanton sets goal in March fundraising challenge  02/26/2021 Laconia Daily Sun
Look How Far We've Come in Only One Year!  12/28/20 FaceBook
Funds still needed to restore historic Gilmanton church  08/19/20 Laconia Daily Sun

First Baptist Church renovation moves forward 03/21/2020 Laconia Daily Sun
More Than Religion  01/21/2020 Concord Monitor
Gilmanton church gets boost from LCHIP grant  01/09/2020 Laconia Daily Sun
Fund-Raising Request  12/31/2019 Letter
Tilton, Moultonborough, Gilmanton also receive LCHIP grants  12/06/2019 Laconia Daily Sun
Farms among grant winners  12/05/2019 
Concord Monitor 
Lower Gilmanton Baptist Church included on 2019 Seven to Save List  11/08/2019 Laconia Daily Sun
Poem by Florence Edgerly Geddes  10/08/2019 (posted)
Capital Campaign for Restoration of the First Baptist Church in Lower Gilmanton  10/05/2019
Restoration Proposal  10/05/2019
2019's Seven to Save List Announced - NH Preservation Alliance  10/02/2019
NH Preservation Alliance’s Seven to Save list for 2019 is released
Lower Gilmanton First Baptist Church holiday get together will be Dec. 8  11/28/2018 Laconia Daily Sun 

First Congregational Society, Smith Meeting House, 414-045-000-000

First Congregational Society to hold Fall Harvest Service and dinner   10/12/2018 Laconia Daily Sun
Gilmanton Town Clerk-Tax Collector Helps Smith Meeting House Project  1992
Smith Meeting House Brief History E.Maher 1969
Smith Meeting House Death Records Aug. 1911
Smith Meeting House Records 1774-1819
History  The NH Repository, Volume 1
A Brief History of Smith Meeting House - Maher, Edward, Author 1969 - A history of the need for and establishment of the first meeting house, 22 pages

Methodist Episcopal Church
History Notes
Book of Records - March 11, 1876 - April 5, 1890

Other Churches
Addresses and Proceedings Centennial Anniversary of the Congregational Church of Sanbornton, NH - 1871