Roots of faith and fellowship in the Dover area can be traced back to the first parish gatherings that were held in 1634.
The early First Congregational Parish has been housed in four separate buildings during its history, and the simple, dignified structure presently in use was erected in 1829.
The more than 20 houses of worship, representing most major denominations, represent fine examples of classic architectural styles. The Friend’s Meeting House at Pine Hill, built in 1768, is the oldest religious structure in Dover today in which regular meetings are still held.
Carrying on the mission of faith and fellowship fostered by the early settlers, the Dover Area Religious Leaders work together with the Dover Cooperative Ministries on a number of projects and programs for the betterment of the community.
|Local Houses of Worship|
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Christian Science Reading Room
Church of Christ
Community Church of Durham
Dover Baptist Church
Dover Friends Meeting Place
Dover Worship Center
Durham Evangelical Church
First Parish Congregational Church
Garrison Baptist Church
Heritage Baptist Church
Hope Community Church
Pilgrim Orthodox Presbyterian Church
St. Charles Parish
St. George’s Episcopal Church
St. John’s United Methodist Church
St. Joseph’s Parish
St. Mary Church
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
St. Thomas More Parish
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Union Congregational Church of Madbury
Unity of the Seacoast