History of Putnam Baptist Church

Though the official town of Putnam did not exist for another 7 years, in 1848 a group of Baptists from the church in Pomfret felt that there should be a church in the little community that had sprung up around the mills along the Quinebaug River. A local mill owner named Smith Wilkinson, brother-in- law of Samuel Slater, donated land at the corner of Church Street and Woodstock Avenue for a church to be built. The first building burned down in 1873 and was rebuilt. The robust congregation thrived and was a vital part of the town as the town grew. In 1904 tragedy struck again in the form of another fire, and the present building was built.
Putnam Baptist Church is a unique church where people of various ethnic backgrounds worship. Good music, sound Bible teaching, and a general love for the Lord and His people are evident to the regulars as well as visitors.

Bible study

Thursday 7:00 p.m. Bible study with Pastor Jacqueline Harvey, by zoom

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible study on hold, due to Covid 19

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday school with Will Child

Choir is on hold, due to Covid 19, but 
Kristine Durocher
– choir leader and soloist during the restrictions of Covid19 with

Nonso Obiezue

  pipe organist and pianist
Sunday and special performances and concerts from the sanctuary and online from Putnam Baptist page Facebook Live