Firefighters walked out of the church with a cross and an American flag that had been salvaged as parishioners gathered outside the building.
The cause of the blaze, which started around 12:30 p.m., had not been determined by Saturday evening. The Saturday men's fellowship breakfast had been held at the normal time at 8 a.m., and the fire was discovered just a few hours later.
While the church was founded in 1715, portions of the structure do not date back to that time, officials said.
The pastor, Rev. Thomas Crumb, said at the scene that it was too soon to know the future of the church.
Written by Hartford Courant