About Our Church

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster a loving Christian community

The mission of Kensington Congregational Church is to foster a loving Christian community. Striving to follow Jesus by serving others, KCC aims to share the message of God’s hope, and blessing of divine peace.

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What We Believe

United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all. We are the United Church of Christ.

  • We believe in loving our neighbors
  • We believe in amazing, transforming grace
  • We believe in living as witnesses to God’s love
  • We believe our hearts can be changed
  • We believe the church provides us with the foundation to become a new creation in God
  • We believe in finding joy in fellowship with one another

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Our History

Our Congregational fellowship began in Kensington in 1737 when we separated from Hampton to form our own parish. Because church and town were one, this was the beginning of the town of Kensington as well.

Our first meeting house was built on the spot where the Universalist Church building now stands but was dismantled and a new meeting house built in 1771where the town hall is today.

By 1846 that building was in such disrepair that it was taken down and the membership of the church declined. But in 1859 the Congregational Church was revived and reorganized, with 18 members, and from then on it thrived. A new building was erected in 1865 at our present site, on land known as the “Church Parade”, where the local militia had drilled in colonial days. As the church grew a new wing was added in the 1950s to make space for a Sunday School program.

Today we are very much a community church, the only active church in Kensington. In 1957 the Congregational Christian Church joined with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to become the United Church of Christ, of which we are a part.

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Directions

The Church is located at 108 Amesbury Road (Route 150) in the center of Kensington.

Kensington Congregational Church

Our Minister: Rev. Cheryl Stromski

Our Minister: Rev. Cheryl Stromski

Pastor

Rev. Cheryl (Pastor Sherry) Stromski graduated from Andover Newton Theological School in 2015 with a Master of Divinity degree and additional certifications in “Interfaith Leadership” and “Spiritual and Pastoral Care.” She was awarded the Jonathan Edwards Award given by faculty “in recognition of superior achievement, high moral character, and demonstrated promise of leadership.”

Pastor Sherry is passionate that the work of the church extends beyond the four walls and the hour we spend together on Sunday morning. She believes a church should be both rooted and reaching. Outside of ministry she is a pianist and has six adult children and six grandchildren.

Her passions include Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices, Community Organizing, Criminal Justice Reform and Interfaith Work. She serves as the chair of the Episcopal Prison Concerns Committee and is co-founder of FiF (Friends in Faith), an interfaith organization working to promote faith literacy and dialogue between major faith traditions.

Pastor Sherry is ordained in the United Church of Christ and serves the Kensington Congregational Church part time, as well as the Newfields Community Church part time. She is in her Kensington office from 12:00-4:00 on Tuesdays or is available by appointment. She can be reached by phone or text at 603-828-5234 or by email at Kensingtonpastor@outlook.com.

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