Woodfords Church 150th Anniversary

Celebrating Our Past, Creating Our Future

This year, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the dedication of Woodfords Congregational Church. Our faith community’s roots precede the Revolutionary War, when our spiritual ancestors first gathered in a chapel on Capisic Street. After the Civil War and Portland’s Great Fire of 1866, congregants living in the growing Woodfords neighborhood began to develop plans for a church building closer to their homes. They began constructing a new house of faith in 1871 and dedicated it in 1872. At that point, Woodfords Congregational Church was officially born.



Explore the digital timeline below to discover key events in Woodfords’ history!

150th SURVEY

Complete our 150th survey to share your memories of the past and ideas for the future!


150th EVENTS

Join us for special events to celebrate Woodfords’ 150th! 


150th Anniversary Celebration begins

April 17th Easter Sunday

  • 6 AM Sunrise Service

  • 10 AM Festival Worship

  • 11:30 AM Easter Egg Hunt

April 24th Memorial Quilt Squares available for pick up



May 22nd Elder Sunday



June 11th 1pm-4pm, Woodfords Corner Garden Tour



August 1st Completed Memorial Quilt Squares due

Church Picnic, date to be determined



September 11th Homecoming Sunday, 10 am Worship, 150th Anniversary Dedication Event and Reception

Woodfords Cornerfest, date to be determined



October 30th Hymn Festival



Downeast Fair

Thanksgiving Sunday



Special Christmas Celebration