We celebrate 375 years of continuous faith, worship, and community. Throughout our church’s history, our doors have always been open to all. In keeping with this tradition, we invite everyone to join in events celebrating this historic event.
HOMECOMING WEEKEND – JULY 10-12
375 ARTIST - ARTISAN FAIR
Saturday, July 11, 2015 11 - 5 PM
We anticipate 100 artists and artisans to exhibit on our church property. There will be music, refreshments, and tours of our historic church and cemetery. Please join us in our celebration. All proceeds are in support of local, national, and international outreach and service. Click Service on the top menu to learn more details of the programs supported.
All fine artists and artisans in the mediums of painting, photography, sculpture, glass,, wood carving, and mixed media are invited to participate in this historic event.
Click here for
an application and further information.
Save the Dates:
for other events to celebrate our 375th Anniversary
June 14th – a Victorian Tea
September 20th – The Southold / Southampton
October 18th – Our 375th
Anniversary Commerative Worship Service
** So be sure to check back as more events are in the works.
We don't want you to miss the celebration and fun.
ServicesPalm Sunday - March 29
10 a.m. Worship
Maundy Thursday - April 2
730 p.m. Tenebrae Communion Service
Good Friday - April 3
Noon - 1 p.m. Service of Meditation & Prayer-Informal
7:30 p.m. Service of Prayer, Meditation & Song
(Sanctuary Open All Day)
Easter Sunday - April 5
6:30 a.m.The Annual Easter Morning Ecumenical Worship will take place at
Founders Landing led by
The Rev. Jef Gamblee,
The Rev. Dr. Tracie Saunders and The Rev. Dr. Peter Kelley.
10 a.m. Worship Celebration
** Click Here
to see what's going on in Church School for the month of March
** We are now providing a video of the full Sunday Service Online. Please
click on the Worship Tab
above to watch!
** Click on the Service Tab
above to view the opportunities to volunteer
your services to the church programs
** You can now donate to the First Presbyterian Church of
Southold by credit card or through your PayPal account. Just click on the
Online Giving Tab
above to find out more.
** Worship together every Sunday at 10 a.m.
** Grow your faith & sense of personal mission -- discipling partner/group resources now available
SINCE 1640…A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
This church was founded in 1640 as the “First Church of Christ in Southold” under the leadership of the Rev. John Younges (Youngs) from Southwold, England. The exact location of the first “meeting house” is not known, but it was probably a short distance west of the present church, on the site marked by the Founder’s Monument. The second church was erected in 1684 and stood on the north side of Main Street nearly opposite the first. The present edifice was erected in 1803, on land bought in 1697 from John Herbert. Originally the building measured 40 feet by 60 feet, and had a seating capacity of four hundred. The steeple was added in 1808 and in 1855 an iron triangle, still in possession of the church, was removed and a bell hung in the steeple. The town clock was placed in the steeple in 1884. Other additional improvements have been made since then, but with every effort to preserve and enhance the simplicity of the colonial style architecture.