West Acton Baptist Church

Members of the West Acton Baptist Church represent different communions, but one fellowship; varied beliefs, but one faith; many viewpoints, but one Christ; We agree to differ, resolve to love, unite to serve.

 
 

WABC

592 Massachusetts Ave.

Acton, MA 01720

978-263-5902

wabcadmin@verizon.net

Our History


Serving the Lord since 1846

Building History:

In 1844 the railroad came through West Acton resulting in considerable community growth. Responding to this growth a group of lay people and a graduate from Newton Theological School formed a church in 1846. In 1847 a property was purchased and a church building erected. In1853 the structured was destroyed by fire. The congregation determined to rebuild and in 1854 the current church was dedicated. Placed in the belfry of the church is the current bell cast in Boston in 1854 by a former apprentice of Paul Revere. In 1898 a renovation and redecoration was completed adding 18’ to the church, relocating the organ and renewing the stained glass windows and pews. In 1934 the steeple was deemed unsafe and removed. In its place a gold dome was added to complete the belfry, and the bell wheel and fittings replaced. The gold dome is a reference point and landmark for the Historic District of West Acton Village as one crests the hill heading east on Route 111 or enters the village from the east.

One of the significant historic elements of the interior is the sanctuary’s unusually decorative steel pressed ceiling, unique not only in West Acton but among all the churches in Acton. The sanctuary also features beautiful period woodwork, wooden pews, and stained glass windows. 

 


Part of out history includes the beautiful stained glass windows in our sanctuary!


 


 
 
 
 
 
 

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