Old Meeting House Congregational Church (1643)

The Best Hidden Church in Norwich


 First. The divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures and their sole authority and entire sufficiency as the rule of faith and practice.

 Second. The unity of God with the proper deity of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

 Third. The universal and total depravity of man in the sight of God and his exposure to eternal death as the wages of sin.

 Fourth. The incarnation of the Son of God, the sufficiency of His atonement for sin and free justification by faith alone in Him.

 Fifth. The absolute necessity of the Holy Spirit's grace and power for man's regeneration and sanctification.

 Sixth. The predestination according to God's gracious purposes a multitude that no man can number unto eternal salvation which in no way interferes with the use of means or man's responsibility.

 Seventh. The immutable authority of the law of God as the rule of human conduct.

 Eighth. The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the dead and the final judgment when the wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.

memorial tablet to William Bridge

 The memorial tablet to William Bridge found on the North wall of the church close to the pulpit.