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!
Complete our 150th survey to share your memories of the past and ideas for the future!
Join us for special events to celebrate Woodfords’ 150th!
150th Anniversary Celebration begins
April 17 - Easter Sunday
6 AM Sunrise Service
10 AM Festival Worship
11:30 AM Easter Egg Hunt
April 24 - Memorial Quilt Squares available for pick up
May 22 - Elder Sunday
June 11, 1pm-4pm - Woodfords Corner Garden Tour
August 1 - Completed Memorial Quilt Squares due
August 14 - Church Picnic
September 11 -Homecoming Sunday
10 am Worship
After worship - 150th Anniversary Dedication Event and Reception
September 23 - Woodfords Cornerfest
October 30 - Hymn Festival
Special Christmas Celebration