The Old First Church was gathered in 1762, the first Protestant church in Vermont. Much of the early history of Bennington and of Vermont took place in and around the original Meeting House, built in 1763, and the present church, built in 1805 and dedicated January 1, 1806. As a result, the Vermont Legislature, in 1935, designated the church as “Vermont’s Colonial Shrine”.
We warmly invite you to worship with us each Sunday.

Important News:  No Sunday worship or church activities until further notice; see more information under the “Home” tab above and access worship material under the “Worship” tab.

September through June: 11:00 am
July and August: 10:00 am

View this month’s newsletter and calendar for upcoming events.

We invite you to join us

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. during July and August), for all ages.

Please click on  the “Important Current News-COVID-19” under the “Home” menu at the top of this page to for the latest information on church worship, meetings and activity at this time.

Get Involved

The congregation is the final authority for discerning God’s will for the church. Join church council, boards, committees and social groups.


During “Open Church” season we are open for visits on weekends from Memorial Day weekend to July 1, and daily from July 1 to mid-October (the end of “leaf season”).


Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Sundays: 1 – 4 p.m.