West Acton Baptist Church

Our Mission Statement

“We are called by God to be a living example of Christ’s inclusive love as the church in our community and throughout the world.  We gather together for worship, fellowship, discipleship, and service - celebrating our diversity by agreeing to differ, resolving to love, and uniting to serve.”



592 Massachusetts Ave.

Acton, MA 01720



Our History

Serving the Lord since 1846

Building History:

In 1844 the railroad came through West Acton resulting in considerable community growth. Responding to this growth a group of lay people and a graduate from Newton Theological School formed a church in 1846. In 1847 a property was purchased and a church building erected. In1853 the structured was destroyed by fire. The congregation determined to rebuild and in 1854 the current church was dedicated. Placed in the belfry of the church is the current bell cast in Boston in 1854 by a former apprentice of Paul Revere. In 1898 a renovation and redecoration was completed adding 18’ to the church, relocating the organ and renewing the stained glass windows and pews. In 1934 the steeple was deemed unsafe and removed. In its place a gold dome was added to complete the belfry, and the bell wheel and fittings replaced. The gold dome is a reference point and landmark for the Historic District of West Acton Village as one crests the hill heading east on Route 111 or enters the village from the east.

One of the significant historic elements of the interior is the sanctuary’s unusually decorative steel pressed ceiling, unique not only in West Acton but among all the churches in Acton. The sanctuary also features beautiful period woodwork, wooden pews, and stained glass windows. 


Part of out history includes the beautiful stained glass windows in our sanctuary!



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