About Us

Chiltonville Congregational Church is a bible-believing church where the Gospel is preached.
We rely on the authority of Scripture in conducting our daily lives.

who we are

Chiltonville Congregational Church has been preaching and celebrating the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom since 1814.  We are an active and joyful church who loves the Lord and each other as we worship God through song, prayer and Biblical teaching.  CCC members are active in ministries, groups and missions which work together to make strong disciples of Jesus Christ.

CCC is independent of any denomination but freely associates with the Congregational Churches which make up the Mass. Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

Sunday worship, led by our Pastor, Rev. Susan Nye Thornton, and Church School for grades K-8 begin at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided for children through age 4. A time of refreshment and fellowship follows the Worship Service, and all are welcome

what we believe

We Believe:

  • In God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and Jesus Christ, God’s Only Son, and in the Holy Spirit, and that these three are One God.
  • We are saved by God’s grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that our response of faith is to love others as Christ loves us.
  • The Bible is God’s inspired and holy Word useful for teaching and training in righteousness to transform believers and direct the Church.
  • Each member has the undisturbed right to follow the Word of God according to the dictates of his or her conscience, under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.
  • That a desire to be Christlike is a condition of fellowship, that all church members are spiritually equal, and called to the work of ministry.
  • That every Christian is a minister of Christ on our frontlines – in the places and with the people Jesus privileges us to be every moment of every day.
  • That each Congregational Church is autonomous and complete, yet called into wider associations of fellowship.
  • We pray for the visible unity of the whole Church that, as Jesus prayed, we may all be one.
  • We look forward to the coming of the Kingdom of God in our lives and its fulfillment when Christ comes aga

our covenant

As the Lord’s free people, we join ourselves, by a Covenant of the Lord, into a church estate, in the fellowship of the Gospel, to walk in all His ways made known, or to be made known to us, according to our best endeavors, whatsoever it should cost us, the Lord assisting us.
                                              Scrooby Covenant, 1606, 
                                              adopted November 21, 2021

our pastor

Reverend Susan Nye Thornton is a graduate of Northeastern University (BS Finance with highest honor) and Andover Newton Theological School (MDiv, high honor).  She served Pilgrim Congregational Church in Taunton, MA as Associate Pastor, First Congregational Church of Marshfield, MA as Senior Pastor and as Hospice Chaplain in southeastern Massachusetts.  She completed specialized training in Intentional Interim Ministry and in grief and bereavement ministry. Pastor Susan’s Congregational roots go back to the foundation of Congregationalism in England through her ancestor, Philip Nye, one of the Five Dissenting Brethren and co-author of the dissenting opinion of the Westminister Confession of 1647 (the precursor to the Cambridge Platform).  She is an 11th generation descendant of Thomas Tupper, first Minister of Sandwich, Massachusetts who, along with Richard Bourne, was the first missionary to the Wampanoag people in the Pilgrim colony.

Pastor Susan served as Convener of the Mayflower Ministers Association of Massachusetts, as a member of the Building and Loan Committee of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches and a member of the Steering Committee of the Glory of God South Shore Revival Prayer movement.  She is honored and humbled to serve as Minister of Chiltonville Congregational Church alongside all church members who minister for Christ daily on their frontlines.

Cell phone: 339-788-4871 Email: revsmnthorn@gmail.com

our bylaws

Our Bylaws are currently under review and are being updated. The revised Bylaws will be voted on by the members of Chiltonville Congregational Church at the Annual Meeting to be held January 29, 2023, and will be posted at that time.