The First Baptist Church of Meriden was established in 1786, after a faction of the original Wallingford congregation broke away and formed its own church here.


The Meriden Baptists built this beautiful old New England church in 1848. Sunday School and two Sunday morning worship services are held here. Child care is available during the services.


The church has hosted the Meriden Soup Kitchen since 2005, providing modern kitchen facilities, a large serving and eating area with tables and chairs, several sizable storage areas, bathrooms, and dishwashing facilities, along with heating, lighting and hot water utilities. This is provided to the MSK at no charge.


The Soup Kitchen is enormously grateful to the parishioners of the First Baptist Church, not only in providing this space but also in absorbing the inevitable wear and tear on the facility. We are sure that the innumerable clients who are served here are also grateful to the church for providing this home where they can obtain a daily hot meal, for many the only meal of the day.


  Click here for the First Baptist Church website