1829The Evangelical Congregational Church was organized.People and Communities, Religion

E. G. Rollins, Gloucester harbor and East Gloucester, from Unitarian Church, E. G. Rollins, c. 1850s, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library, https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9b43a640-c544-012f-1670-58d385a7bc34
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The First Parish Church, once one of the strongholds of Calvinism, was divided by a new wave of conversions to Unitarianism. When a new minister came to the parish who had strong Unitarian views, the dissenters decided to form a new church. This split was defined by the establishment of the Evangelical Society. The first meeting house was built on the corner of School and Middle Streets.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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