Bern NC Churches & Houses of Worship
New Bern is a Town of Churches
Interior altar of
Paul's Catholic Church
Entrance of Christ the King
Gothic Revival Style
First Baptist Church
Temple B’nai Sholem
New Bern's skyline, replete with many spires, attests to the
fact that church-going is very important to New Bernians. We
have listings below to help you find a congregation and church
where you'll be welcomed.
Early North Carolina settlers brought their faiths with them
and contributed immeasurably to the civilizing of this frontier
area, and New Bern has always represented a haven for religious
freedom for settlers of many denominations from around the
world. The Catholic church is the earliest in NC. One of the
earliest synagogues in the South is here and still practicing.
Almost all religious denominations are represented.
For more information
on New Bern area churches, call the New Bern/Craven County
Church Information Line at: (252) 514-4000.
Christian Churches in New Bern:
Click on the
Yellow Pages directory listing of the various churches in New
to find the denomination you are looking for, which include
- Anglican, Assembly of God, all Baptist derivations,
including Free-Will, Missionary, Independent, Southern.
- There are a number of Bible Churches, all Christian
divisions, including Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ,
Independent, Missionary Alliance, Church of Christ, Church
of God, and AME.
- Episcopal, Holiness, Independent, Lutheran, Methodist
and United Methodist.
- Pentecostal, Pentecostal-Holiness, Presbyterian, United
Methodist, United Pentecostal.
- Christian Science, Seventh-Day Adventist, Jehovah's
Witnesses, Latter Day-Saints
- Mennonite, (Note that a Mennonite family has a
popular home-style restaurant on Middle Street downtown
called Baker's Square.)
Catholic Churches in New Bern:
- The oldest Catholic Church in North Carolina is in New
St. Paul's Catholic Church still owns the historic
downtown church, but it is used only for Friday morning
mass, weddings and other special occasions. The new St.
Paul's is located on Country Club Road in Trent Woods and
has a K-8 school attached.
- There are also Catholic Churches in Oriental (St. Peter
the Fisherman) and nearby Havelock (Annunciation Catholic
Jewish Synagogues in New Bern:
Temple B’nai Sholem is one of the first Jewish
Synagogues in North Carolina and is still operating today in
the same building.