Union Chapel Celebrates 141st Season at Little Boar's Head

Jul 5, 2018

The sanctuary area of Union Chapel in North Hampton, N.H.
Credit Dan Tuohy / NHPR

Summer means certain historic venues open up for the season. In North Hampton, at Little Boar's Head, Union Chapel is one such place.

The late 19th Century house of worship held its first interdenominational service of 2018 on July 1.

Its 141st season features a different minister each Sunday at 11 a.m. 

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After the interdenominational Service: Union Chapel, Little Boar’s Head, North Hampton, N.H. The 3-panel glass above the altar was donated in 1926 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. #360 #UnionChapel #summer - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Note the three-panel glass above the altar, Terry Keyser told me as I stood in the center of the chapel after the July 1 service.

She handed me a leaflet with more history on the neo-Gothic style church built in 1877 on Willow Avenue, across from Fuller Gardens. The sanctuary's three-panel glass "of quiet hills and peaceful streams" was donated by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1926. 

"In the second half of the 19th Century, a health conscious public developed seacoast sites as the age of leisure and vacations started to appear. Little Boar's Head became an ideal spot to locate summer homes known as cottages. In 1875, residents gathered in a pine grove called 'Cathedral Woods' on the south side of Chapel Road for Sunday worship."

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