The First Parish Church / Meetinghouse Restoration Project

June 24, 2020- First Parish Preserves Historic East Derry Meetinghouse Steeple with Funding from LCHIP Grants – Press Release

Built in 1769. The First Parish Church/East Derry church6(rs)Meetinghouse has stood proud atop a hill in East Derry NH for 246 years. As the Church approaches it’s 300th anniversary, the time has come to restore the building from the wear and tear of daily use and the the toll that New England weather has taken to this beloved and historic building.

Our recently completed Capital Campaign has put us well on our way to to restoring our beautiful building and our affiliated 501(c)3 (pending) organization Friends of the Meetinghouse at First Parish seeks to bring the campaign to the public in order to finish this amazing restoration and maintain it for years to come.  

The best place for timely Meetinghouse preservation updates is the Nutfield History Facebook page:
or with more detail (but currently not up to date) the website:

If you want to support the completion of this project please make a contribution.  Donations can be mail to:

First Parish Congregational Church
Building Rehabilitation
ATTN:  Financial Secretary
PO Box 114
East Derry, NH  03041

For more information on the public campaign and project details visit

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