The Second Townsend Meetinghouse, now the United Methodist Church of Townsend, is a stunning example of an early post colonial New England Church. The meetinghouse was built in 1770 right on Main Street. It sits on a small grassy hill next to the Townsend Common. Due to its stunning architecture and placement, it is often referred to as the most beautiful building in the town.
In 2015, the United Methodist Church’s in Pepperell and Townsend Massachusetts merged to become one family located in Townsend, Massachusetts in the Second Townsend Meetinghouse. The meetinghouse is now referred to as the United Methodist Church and masses are held throughout the week.