Diamond Hill United Methodist Church is loving community of diverse
people growing together in Christ.
Our values: love, faithfulness in being disciples of Jesus Christ, justice,
mercy, service, inclusivity, good stewardship of God's creation, and
living in harmony with all people.
Diamond Hill United Methodist Church
a house of prayer for all God's people
The Diamond Hill Methodist faith community in Cos Cob has been
worshipping for 175 years.
Methodists began meeting in our area, back then known as Mianus, in
the late 1700’s. In the early days, a Methodist layperson would invite
his neighbors to his home to study the bible and participate in religious
service. Church records note that they were not always welcomed here
and sometimes had to meet sometimes in secret.
When at least ten or more Methodists met on a regular basis they
became known as a society. A string of societies located near each other
were known as a circuit. In those days a Methodist preacher would ride
on horseback in all kinds of weather to the different societies in a
circuit. These early Methodist leaders were known as circuit riders.
Church records indicate that the first Methodist minister to come to the
Mianus-Cos Cob area was Rev. Samuel Q. Talbotin in 1787.
By 1833 the Methodist movement in Cos Cob had grown so much that a
building to meet in was needed. They named it the Mianus Methodist
Episcopal Church. Its founders were Henry Whelply, Samuel Whitting
and John Ferris.
In 1868 the present stone structure was completed. The stone used in
the construction was quarried on the property. The pews and doors were
made from local chestnut tress. The land was donated by William Mead
and money for the building was raised by subscription. In the 1960's the
name Mianus Methodist church was changed to Diamond Hill.
Today, Diamond Hill remains a vibrant and welcoming community of
committed disciples of Jesus Christ, serving God and the people of Cos
Cob, Greenwich, and Stamford through a variety of ministries. We may
not be the biggest church community on the block, but we have the