Bolton’s strong sense of community is evident in the many community organizations and churches active in the town. Some are local in nature, such as Bolton Celebrates, which organizes Bolton’s Independence Day festivities, and the Bolton Conservation Trust, dedicated to preserving the rural heritage and natural assets of Bolton, while some are chapters of national organizations such as the Lions Club. More information about community organizations can be found at www.townofbolton.com/Pages/BoltonMA_WebDocs/groups
The interdenominational First Parish Church of Bolton, located on Main Street was Bolton’s first church, and, for much of the town’s history, its only church. First Parish has always served as a gathering place for the entire community – town meetings were once held in the Meeting House of the First Parish and the famous Bolton Fair began on the church lawn. The church’s parish hall provides the town with a venue for meetings, candidates’ forums, private events, and concerts. For those of the Catholic faith, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is located further down the road on Main Street just outside the historic center of Bolton. Trinity Church, in the center of Bolton on Wattaquadock Hill Road, is an evangelical church for those seeking to be faithful in worship, prayer, and Bible study.