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Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose - Beverley Nichols


For nearly 150 years, couples have chosen to make their sacred wedding commitment at the First Congregational Church in Essex. And why not? God is still speaking in this beautiful, sacred place, and here in view of the Connecticut River and in the middle of gorgeous Essex, our church can be the most important part of a memorable wedding day.  We have reception space available, or you can choose one of the other amazing venues in the area.

FCC Essex joins with the national setting of the United Church of Christ in supporting equal marriage rights for all.  So as always, whoever you are, and wherever you both are on life's journey, you are welcome here to worship, be married in the sight of God, and join us as we write our stories together.




FCC Essex wedding policy
Additional reading about marriage in the United Church of Christ

First Congregational Church in Essex

United Church of Christ

6 Methodist Hill

Essex, Connecticut 06426

phone:  860-767-8097