1697A committee was chosen to supervise the building of a meeting house.People and Communities, Government and Public Service, City Government, Religion

During a town meeting, Samuel Sargent, John Parsons, and Benjamin Haskell were chosen to make up the committee. It was several years, however, before the meeting house was built. A tax to fund the construction was levied in 1699, and the meeting house was built in 1700.

Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog
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