Located at 20 Hoppin Hill Avenue, the First United Methodist Church was dedicated on October 13, 1963. T. Frederick Norton was the architect and the builder was Newell Riley. An earlier church had been located at the southeast corner of North Washington and East Streets until that building was condemned in 1961.
Between 1961 and 1963 church services were held in the Bristol Lodge Masonic Building. The bell from the original church was located in a garden near the front entrance on the left side of the First United Methodist Church. Because it is situated on a hill in a very prominent location, the church grounds have been a popular spot to take small children sledding since 1963.