Saint Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church
200 Hempstead Street
New London, Connecticut 06320
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Church buildings (left to right): St. Sophia Sanctuary, Venetos Center, Vallas Education Building, and Annunciation Chapel. Foreground: Governor Winthrop Statue
We are blessed to be able to call the historic Winthrop Square area of New London home. This is the spot where the first Christian (Congregational) church in New London gathered to worship and where New London itself was founded in 1649.
Our parish is comprised of 250 families from throughout New London County and beyond. Our parish was founded in 1939 by Greek immigrants whose faith, love, vision, and sacrificial generosity, set our distinctive ministry into motion for generations to come. Over the years, God has blessed us with many new members and converts to Orthodox Christianity.
Laying the cornerstone of our sanctuary, 1955
Serving dinner at New London Community Meal Center
Fr. Jim reading the Gospel
Sunday School children and teachers
Holy Friday Services
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for AHEPA residents
Midnight Easter Service
Annual Greek Festival
Greek Dance Troupe