First baptist church

250 High Street, Bristol, RI

We are known as the Stone Chapel on the town common and have been serving Christ and the community since 1811.

I am new here

Guests are always welcome here.   We are an American Baptist Church located in downtown Bristol, RI

Worship Service

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings.  Children are welcome to attend Sunday school which begins 20 minutes after the 10:30 the service begins.

Children's Ministry

Our children are in a safe, age-appropriate environment where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.

Youth Ministry

Our Youth meet on Sunday evenings where they are encouraged to develop a deeper relationship with Christ, created uplifting relationships and empowers them to be a light to others and honor God in their lives.

Small Groups

Our Small Groups Bible study meets regularly throughout the year and to study the bible. We currently meet on Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings and are studying Acts to Live By.

Adult Ministries

We offer many ministries for women, men of all ages in our community.

What to Expect

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking.   We want to help make your first experience a great one.

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at First Baptist Church. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the our family.

Worship service is 60 minutes long


Sunday school begins after the Children's moment


Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest


Join us for coffee and refreshments after the service


Did you know we record services?

If you can’t join us in person, join us online via Facebook Live.

Our Missions

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. Surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.
Matthew 28:19-20


We worship monthly with the residents of Silver Creek Manor. Bringing ministry of music, scripture, a sermon and communion.

Health Equity Zone

Partner with local churches in the community to eliminate health disparities using place-based strategies to promote healthy communities.

East Bay Food Pantry

We have a long history of supporting this ministry through funding and volunteerism.

Wycliffe Bible Translator

Currently serving in the Middle East as a Scripture Engagement Specialist — involved in both the translation process and in promoting meaningful and effective ways for people to interact with God’s word once it’s translated into the language they understand best.

World Vision

Currently supporting Fuseini Bila Adam, a 14 year old Ghana youth. Funding supports Bible studies and increased health and literacy services for him.

One Hour of Sharing

Support of this mission that provides disaster relief and development assistance around the world.

United Mission

Funding of this mission for church planting, evangelism and youth education.

World Mission Offering

Funding to support international ministries to over 70 countries worldwide.

About Us

We were founded over 200 years ago in August 1811 located at 250 High Street in the heart of historic Bristol, RI.

We are a loving family-oriented church who love and worship God.

We are a member of American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island.


“The people are some of the warmest and most welcoming, nicest people a person could hope to meet in a church, or really any place. They are the very meaning of a church family, always showing compassion and concern for all who attended, even if not official members. All are welcomed is not just a saying here but it’s proven in every act they make.  If you are looking for a new church this is definitely the place to go, no matter what region you may be.”

– Kristine Sami

– David Flaxington

Join us!

We are saving a seat for you.

Worship Service - Sundays at 10:30 am
Sunday School - Sundays at 10:45 am
Bible Studies during the week.

250 High Street, Bristol, RI

Connect With Us!

We would love to connect with you and answer any questions you may have.

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