Old School Baptist Meeting House

Old School Baptist Meeting House by Bob Demetry

Old School Baptist Meeting House by Bob Demetry


OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MEETING HOUSE, centerpiece of Historic Warwick, was built on a stately knoll in Lewis Park between High St. and Church St. This beautiful house of worship’s steeple can be seen pointing skyward from wherever you are in the town. The first pastor was Elder James Benedict. The Baptists constructed their Meeting House in 1810. Most unusual are the twelve-paned windows and the Emblem of Peace that is a carved golden dove with an olive branch in its beak poised above the elegant wineglass pulpit. The barrel ceiling is also an outstanding architectural element. Today, the Meeting House is open to all to use for weddings, concerts, plays and the Village Christmas Eve service.
Old School Baptist Meeting House at Dawn

Taken on March 18, 2013, Courtesy of Darlene Brozowski