Important Updates:

Updated May 28, 2021

We are happy to announce that indoor worship services will begin on Sunday, May 30, 2021. We are changing, slightly, the way in which worship is conducted. We will continue to sit socially distanced from those who are not in our immediate “bubble”. In accordance with CDC recommendations masks do not need to be worn by those who are fully vaccinated. We ask that if you wish to join us for worship services and you are not yet fully vaccinated that you wear a mask while with us. We do have masks and hand sanitizer available. Worship services begin at 10:00 am. If circumstances change we will post a message here on our website. You may visit our YouTube channel: “Chester Congregational Baptist Church” to view our previous services. Previous virtual services can be found by going the Worship tab, then the “Virtual Services” page, or our YouTube channel.

Food Pantry:

The Chester Community Food Pantry will be open on Saturday, October 1st from 9am to noon in the Church Vestry.

NOTE: The Food Pantry will NOT be open on Saturday, September 24th due to the Chester parade and festivities on that day. It will be open the following Saturday on October 1st.

Fall in the Village

We will be having a fall craft fair on Saturday, September 24th from 9am to 2pm. Click here to see flyer for more information.

CCBC Seeks Organist/Pianist for our Music Ministry

Please click here for Organist/Pianist job description.

Bad Weather/Storm Cancellations:

During in-person worship, we will post Church service cancellations on WMUR. The information can be found on WMUR channel 9 or on the WMUR website.

We’ve returned to indoor worship.
Church/Meetinghouse spire is removed for the safety of the workers during renovations! July 29, 2021

Preparing for removal
Safety is a high priority
Crowds are gathering to watch removal

When viewing recorded worship services you can turn on subtitles on YouTube when watching videos on your iPhone, iPad or Android in the mobile app.

Here’s how:

  1. Tap the three-dot menu in the upper right corner. …
  2. Tap the CC icon, or Captions, in the menu. …
  3. Select the type of captioning you prefer.

Catch the Spirit!

Come and experience the love of God in Christian community and worship.

We are God’s people, gathered into a community of faith in the heart of our small town. We provide an open and welcoming physical and spiritual center for worship, fellowship, support, Christian education, service, and outreach to one another, the community, and the world. We celebrate the rich and varied religious heritage of our congregation, yet we are a united and caring church family, knit together in love by our common faith in Jesus Christ. We strive to embody Christ’s love and teachings in our living and being, and to share our faith, talents, and resources with others through our mutual ministry in His name.

Statements of Racial Justice

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

Click here for links to the UCC. Click here for links to the ABC VT/NH statements of racial justice.

Amazon Smile

We are linked to Amazon Smile, which provides an income opportunity for non-profit groups. Click here to start shopping! Thanks!

We are an Open and Affirming Church

“We are one body in Christ, and when one part of the body suffers, we all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” (1 Corinthians 12:26)
Click the rainbow fish to learn more about our ONA statement.

Sunday Worship

Worship is at 10:00am. All are welcome! Feel free to join us for coffee hour after the service. We meet next door in the Vestry for an informal time of refreshments and conversation. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Office Hours

Administrative Assistant office hours are Thursdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Note that the Church voicemail and email are checked on a daily basis. Please email the office at with any questions or concerns.
Pastor Linda Rackliffe is available by appointment.