our history

The United Methodist Church of Newtown

Located in historic Newtown, Pennsylvania, our church has a rich history in our community. Founded in 1840, the congregation consisted of 22 women and 11 men who met as Methodists in their homes until the 1846 construction of Wesley Hall, the first sanctuary. The original building is still standing and today, it is used as our fellowship hall!

In 1888, fundraising began for the construction of the church and by 1895 a lot at the corner of Liberty and Green Streets was purchased. The following year the cornerstone was laid, and the sanctuary that is still used today was built later that same year.

2015 marked the 175th Anniversary of the establishment of the Newtown United Methodist Church!