Honoring the First Woman Ordained in CT

 10/03/2021 @ 3:00 pm

Celia Burleigh was the first woman ordained to the ministry in Connecticut, 150 years ago. She was also the first female ordained in the Unitarian denomination. The Dec. 5, 1871 event in Brooklyn pulled in dignitaries including Julia Ward Howe, famous for “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” H.W. Beecher, the most famous American preacher of the time, wrote a letter of strong support. Before this, Celia had worked as a teacher, freelance journalist, lecturer and poet, and served in women’s rights organizations. She was the widow of W. H. Burleigh, who supported Prudence Crandall. Many new details of her life have emerged through years of research. Sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Society in Brooklyn, CT, find them on Facebook.

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Unitarian Meeting House, 7 Canterbury Rd. (Rt. 6 & 169), Brooklyn, CT

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