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Our Church History

The Newtown Reformed Church is a result of 150 years of vision and labor by early  residents of Bucks County. Its roots go back to "the first  Bensalem and Sammenij" (Neshaminy) established in 1710 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

In 1737, the congregation moved to the newly erected "Christian Reformed Church of Bucks County", in what is now the graveyard near the Buck Hotel in Feasterville. Increasing numbers of the congregation resided in Northampton Township, and soon they planned a sister church in their own area. In 1752,  a little church was built in what is now the historical graveyard across from the present day Addisville Church, Richboro.

In use for more than 60 years, both churches, needing extensive repairs, were torn down and replaced in 1816 with one centrally located church in Smoketown (now Churchville). The North and Southampton Church is still in existence. However, soon the folks in Northampton wanted their own meetinghouse again. Ground for the Richboro church was purchased in 1857 from Gilliam Cornell. That church stands today across from Macdonalds in Richboro.

A group from these congregations started churches in six other locations. A church was begun in 1946 meeting on the original site of the first church in Feasterville. The Feasterville Community Reformed Church is still meeting on the corner of Street Rd. & Bustleton Pike. Congregations were also started in Willow Grove, Warminster, Levittown, and Doylestown during the 1950-1960's. These churches combined in 1980 to begin a new congregation in Newtown.

The "Mission" was begun with a service by The Rev. Norman Vincent Peale in 1980 at the George School. A team of planners met at the school for five years under the direction of  The Rev. William Babinsky. In 1985, the church was formed under the direction of  The Rev. Robert J. Jones. A property was purchased from Ray Cornell (same family as the one above in 1857) and a church home was planned with construction being completed in 1989.

The church is deeply rooted and historical as well as being contemporary and family oriented. The people of our church take seriously following the leading of our Lord, but do so in a relaxed and caring way. You are part of our history "today". God loves you and has a plan for your life.