Thursday Doors


The Lee Church Congregational has been serving the Lee community since 1867.

Lee, New Hampshire, is a small farm and bedroom community five miles from the University of New Hampshire. It covers 20 acres with a population of approximately 4,300.

It was settled in 1766 and was named for British General Charles Lee who fought with George Washington in the French and Indian Wars. Lee also fought under Washington during the American Revolution and forfeited his English estates.

Lee has a wonderful small town community feel to it and attracts those working at UNH. If a local food pantry, church day care, small elementary school, swap shop at their transfer station, and regular church suppers appeal to you, Lee probably has a welcome mat rolled out for you.

It doesn’t get more New England than this small town with its beautiful white church and welcoming green doors.  🙂


Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, 06/23/16 and The Daily Post, The Story Behind a Door.

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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33 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    Don’t forget the church’s weekend plant sale each May. The town has some serious gardeners who are happy to share their abilities, making the event a destination in itself.

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  3. joyroses13 says:

    Reminds me of the song about the The Little Church in the Vale

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    • “How sweet on a clear Sabbath morning, To listen to the clear ringing bells, Its tones so sweetly are calling, Oh come to the church in the vale.” Your reference made me smile because those Church bells ring out loud and clear. I don’t know if they ring on the hour every day, but the plant sale always started at 4 p.m. and they would ring four times prior to the sale being opened. 🙂

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  4. Oddment says:

    Ah, the little brown church in the vale! What a lovely association with this little white church. The peace and order in this photo are reassuring. Thank you!

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    You’re right Judy, it doesn’t get more New England than that! Beautiful doors on a lovely little church.

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  6. Such a sweet little building.

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely old small town church with very typical New England architecture. Great choice Judy 🙂

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  8. Laurie Graves says:

    As soon as I saw your pictures, I thought, “Ah, New England!” Also, I really enjoyed reading about the history of Lee.

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  9. joey says:

    I shall never tire of New England’s white churches with steeples and narrow twin doors. They are sublime 🙂

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  10. Candy says:

    the perfect little church
    I’m a fellow MG from Western Pennsylvania

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  11. These white clapboard churches really ARE the symbol of New England. I do love them.

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  12. It’s beautiful, and how I see New England in my mind’s eye. The village sounds wonderful, and right up my street…if it weren’t for the snow and short summers I’d be walkin’ down that welcome mat. 🙂

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  13. KerryCan says:

    Yup–that has “New England” written all over it! And now I reveal myself as a heathen and pagan–what’s the difference between a praise service and a traditional one?

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  14. I love old churches. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. What a beautiful old church…classic simplicity.

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  16. Joyce says:

    So beautiful in its stark simplicity. “Hands to work; hearts to God” is the way I see that small community thriving! Lovely photos, too. They capture “summer.”

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  17. reocochran says:

    I like churches which are beautiful on the outside and show love, beauty and usefulness on the inside, Judy. The white simplicity in design is striking! 🙂

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  18. Grandma Kc says:

    Those doors are beautiful and the wreaths are really a nice touch. YOu see the coolest places!

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  19. Very nice; captures the small town image very nicely and the doors on the church were great.

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  21. Nancy says:

    I will be headed to New England soon and will get to see the white churches and green doors! Loved your personal thoughts that were added to your historical post of your church!

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  22. I will miss their plant sale.

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