Our Town Church
Fabric: 14 count Navy Blue Aida
Stitches: 212 x 454
Size: 15.14 x 32.43 inches or 38.46 x 82.37 cm
Use 2 strands of thread for cross stitch
Center Congregational Church, at 155 Main Street in Torrington
The church was expanded to its present size in 1900 and was renamed Center Congregational Church. The church was burned by arsonists in January 1979. The interior was destroyed, but the granite walls survived. The church was restored and reopened in October 1980.
So the story goes; the pastor was having a cup of coffee with the priest from St. Francis Catholic church across the street and he commented on how expensive it would be to rebuild his church.
The priest agreed with him and said he wished he could help out, but the Church in Rome just wouldn’t understand a priest contributing to building a Protestant church.
But upon further reflection and prayer decided to give the Pastor $5,000 toward the tearing down of the church to the point that they could start rebuilding it; the Holy Mother Church surely could see nothing wrong with a Catholic parish helping to tear down a Protestant Church could it.