Rev. Dr. Peter Allen



The Hingham Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. Our welcome covenant and other important information about who we are can be found here. We hope that this website will be helpful, but please do reach out here if you have questions. Please join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00am. We have gone through an extensive renovation of our facilities, improved access, replaced outdated infrastructure, and updated our social spaces and classrooms. It’s wonderful to be back in and have the full use of the facilities. We have an active religious education program for people of all ages. Information about our church school for children can be found here. Hingham Congregational is a theologically progressive, solidly Christian church that takes the Bible seriously, but not literally. We work hard to create a warm, mutually supportive atmosphere where questions are encouraged, spiritual growth is our primary concern, and serving others is a high priority. We’d love for you to be part of our community!

Open and 

We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. It is with the spirit and the love of God that we openly welcome all persons, inclusive of every race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and inclusive of any others, to journey with us as we move forward with the work of this church in the world.

 Rev. Fred Meade

Rev. Pete began a 3-month sabbatical after Easter worship. It is common practice, and has been the case at HCC, for congregations to provide their senior pastors with a sabbatical leave every five years. The sabbatical provides an opportunity for the pastor to take a break, focus on an area of interest or study, and return recharged.
During Pete’s sabbatical Sara Holland will be supported by an experienced pastor to be engaged on a part-time basis to help with preaching, pastoral care, and other duties as needed. That person is Rev. Fred Meade.
Fred has been an ordained pastor for over thirty years, and most recently served as senior pastor for North Falmouth Congregational Church. In addition to serving as a settled pastor, in recent years Fred has developed a separate ministry serving those suffering from the trauma of disaster, which began with his serving the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.
We are excited to have Fred join our faith family.

During Rev. Pete’s sabbatical, one of the resources he will be using as a focus text is Radical Reconcilliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism – authors: Allan Aubry Boesak & Curtiss Paul DeYoung.

There are many things happening in the life of our church. Some of the Special ones are highlighted below. Follow This Week at HCC  to stay up to date on all that’s taking place.


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See what’s happening in This Week at HCC, learn more in Horizons, and check dates and times on the Church Calendar.

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60 Seconds of Faith

A short reflection from Rev. Pete

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Serving Others

Hingham Congregational Church, UCC, reaches out with faith and love to our neighbors in need in the local community and throughout the world.

 Through “hands on” projects, special collections, allocation of monetary gifts and partnerships with a range of service organizations, we contribute food, shelter, financial assistance and social support to a wide array of groups and individuals.

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Sunday     10:00 am

Bible Study

Tuesday     7:00-9:00pm


Thursday    9:00-10:45am

Consignment Center

Tuesday         10am – 8pm
Wednesday   10am – 1pm
Thursday       10am – 6pm
Saturday        10am – 1pm

Hingham Congregational Church
United Church of Christ

378 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Church Office
366 Main St. (next door to church)
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm

(781) 749-1276