Lancaster’s town green is the home of one of America’s great architectural gems – the Charles Bulfinch designed Fifth Meeting House, which also serves today as the home of the First Church of Christ Unitarian. Built in 1816 in only 157 days, the building is one of only a few Bulfinch churches.

In 2016, the Church’s Bulfinch 200 committee along with the Bulfinch Fund (separate, not church affiliated) kicked off a year-long celebration of the iconic building and its rich history in the town of Lancaster.

For more information on our history, visit “Our History” page.

The building and our church have always been a community center where we have held and participated in many community events. We have sold pumpkins, held memorial services, run the annual Horseshed Fair and Strawberry Festivals, supported community Halloween and Easter celebrations, held a community Christmas eve service, and much more. We also enjoy supporting the local arts and cultural community with concerts, recitals, art shows, fairs, historical reenactments and lectures, tours and more.

Keep an eye on the schedule below for upcoming town and cultural events held at the meeting house!

Upcoming Community & Cultural Events

Bulfinch Bee Run

Bulfinch Bee Run

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 11:00 AM

First Church is having our second annual “Bulfinch Bee Run”. The name is inspired by the huge colony of bees that was discovered and rescued from our bell tower in 2011 during renovation. This will be a 5k community fun run/walk (costumes encouraged) in the neighborhood of the Church and will conclude on the lawn […]