North Wilmot Church to Hold Service and Hymn Sing

Margaret Doody and Fred Ogmundson to participate

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John Thompson of JLT Painting removes one of the 14 large windows in the sanctuary of the North Wilmot Church. He is restoring all the windows in the 1829 church. Several grants helped underwrite the cost of this work. The North Wilmot Union Meeting House Society has scheduled a worship service at 10:45 AM on Sunday, September 18, and a community hymn sing at 4 PM on Sunday, September 25. Photo: Marc Davis

The North Wilmot Union Meeting House Society (NWUMHS) will have a service at 10:45 AM on Sunday, September 18, at the historic North Wilmot Church on Breezy Hill Road in North Wilmot.

The Reverend Dick Dutton will lead the ecumenical, non-denominational worship service.

The NWUMHS has set its annual community hymn sing for 4 PM on Sunday, September 25. Margaret Doody will lead the hymn sing. Fred Ogmundson will provide musical accompaniment for the worship service and the hymn sing.

“Margaret’s leadership for the hymn sing last year was fabulous. We are thrilled she has agreed to organize it again this year,” said Ann Davis, president of the NWUMHS Board of Directors.

The NWUMHS is hosting both events. A time for fellowship will follow the service and the hymn sing on the lawn in front of the church. All are welcome.

“The 2022 schedule of services is shorter than in a normal year. Access to the church was limited this summer because the meeting house society is in the midst of restoring the exterior of the church,” Davis said.

Window restoration started in February, and foundation repair started in late July. Plans also call for the church to be painted this summer and early fall.

The organization has received several grants to support this work, including funds from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP); National Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Butler Chapter; the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance; the 1772 Foundation; Mascoma Bank Foundation; and Bar Harbor Bank and Trust. More than 175 individuals also have supported the restoration work with donations. Fundraising is ongoing.

The church, located at 3 Breezy Hill Road, is easy to find. Please follow signs on North Wilmot Road, off New Hampshire Route 4A, 4.5 miles to the four-way intersection of North Wilmot, Tewksbury, Piper Pond and Breezy Hill roads. The church is one mile beyond Camp Wilmot.

The North Wilmot Church was built in 1829 as the North Union Meeting House. The NWUMHS has owned and maintained the structure since 1984. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. An image of the church is featured on the Town of Wilmot’s seal.

More information about the church is available at