Welcome. We're so glad you're here!
Visitors come to AHCC seeking renewed faith, a friendly word, spiritual refreshment, an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance, and the love of God. You are invited to explore this vibrant faith community both online and in person. Asylum Hill Congregational Church seeks to provide a culture of invitation and we hope the information provided here will help you find your way when you visit.
Asylum Hill Congregational Church is located just west of the Hartford Insurance Company building on Asylum Avenue in Hartford. The church has a large brownstone steeple and vibrant blue doors. Click here to get directions to AHCC.
Where do I park?
There is ample guarded parking in the parking lot just east of the sanctuary and additional guarded parking in The Hartford's lots. On your first visit, you will be welcomed in our parking lot by a friendly greeter and directed to a parking space reserved for first-time visitors.
What are the services like?
AHCC regularly offers three distinct worship opportunities, and no matter when you choose to make your first visit, you will be welcomed into the life of this joyful and friendly faith community.
Where do my kids go?
On Sunday mornings, there is childcare available during the 9:00am service, infant care, Spirit Hill (church school) and Middle School fellowship during the 10:15am service. Children in church school begin the service with their families in the sanctuary, and recess out during the first hymn, where they are met by their Spirit Hill Shepherds and walked to their individual classrooms. Parents are always welcome to accompany their children to their classes. Middle school age youth go directly to the Youth Lounge. Senior High youth attend the worship service.
What do I wear?
No matter what your personal style, you'll be comfortable here. If you prefer dressy, business, or casual attire, chances are there will be others dressed much like you no matter when you visit. Preschoolers and children learn while they play. We encourage hands-on play so that children are learning through all their senses. Painting and other "messy" activities are also encouraged, so use your own judgment about how dressed up your child should be for church school. Our Middle School age youth dress casually on Sundays.
Tour the church
Built in 1866, AHCC is the only Gothic Congregational Church in Greater Hartford; its general outline follows the structure of 14th and 15th century English churches, with details borrowed from the great English cathedrals. The exterior of the church is sheathed in brownstone from Portland, CT. The church is noted for its outstanding stained glass windows in the main sanctuary and the magnificent pipe organ. We offer a free guided tour each Sunday following the 10:15am service.
The Welcome Table
The fellowship hall is a lively place following worship services. Please take a few moments to visit the Welcome Table with brochures and information about the church and its programs and ministries staffed by a friendly knowledgeable volunteer.