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Is a church nearby a centenarian? If so, this category is the place! Here you can Waymark churches with sanctuaries at least 100 years old. Also, structures which were once the churches, but are now used for some other purpose (like a museum, library or school), may also be recorded. This category has simple, but very specific requirements. Please click on "show additional information" below to view requirements for this category before you head out to waymark the Old Church.
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If recording a new waymark, scroll down to enter, edit or view the waymark submission form.

Sanctuary buildings in this category must be at least 100 years old and this must be verified by a reliable source, a church's or historic society website or a photo of the cornerstone of the building.

"Sanctuary" refers to the large part of the church where worship services take place. In the case where a church has added a new sanctuary and kept the old one intact, as long as the old building was once used for worship services and its age can be verified, it may be waymarked. This also applies to former church sanctuaries which are now being used for another, non-religious purpose.

Only structures which are currently being used as a church or for another function may be logged. Churches that are maintained as historic sites may included. Abandoned or shuttered churches are not permitted in this category. Churches in the process of being restored for another purpose may be submitted once they’re functional.

Please be aware that the group may decline a waymark due to aesthetic problems with the submission that are not expressly spelled out in the requirements. We will try and work with waymarkers to resolve such issues.

Instructions for Posting a This Old Church Waymark:

If recording a new waymark, scroll down to enter, edit or view the waymark submission form.

Please note that all sections must be completed if the information is easily available, even those marked "optional". Internet research or a phone call to the church will usually provide information you may not able to obtain by an exterior visit to a church (such as day and time of church services or construction date of church). If you visit during a weekday, the church office may be open for assistance.

1) The waymark title must be the current name of the church and its location only. (For example: "Old North Church - Boston, MA". In the case of a former church building being used for another purpose, use the name of the present user, then the former church name and the city. (For example: "National Archaeological Museum, Church of St. Agatha, Spoleto, Italy".) Nothing should be added to the title but name and location.

Titles should be factual and must contain the church name and the city it is located in only. Waymark titles that contain anything else but the actual church name (or the name of the current occupant) and the city where it is located will be declined by the group.

2) A minimum of one high quality photo of the exterior of the church is required. This photo should show the building in the best possible manner. Daytime photos only. This photo should show the entire structure. This photo must have been taken by the waymarker for the express purpose of recording the waymark. No vacation photos and no copyrighted photos downloaded from the web. If a cornerstone or dedication plaque is used to date the structure, a photo of the cornerstone or plaque must also be uploaded. You are welcome to upload additional photos to show off your church.

3) This photo must appear on the main waymark page, either by selecting "default photo" when uploading or by using html code. Again, if a cornerstone or dedication plaque is used to date the structure, a photo of the cornerstone or plaque must also be uploaded. If interior photos are permitted, you may post these as well.

4) Please give some background on the church and the building. If there is interesting local history associated with the church, please tell us about it. If there is extensive information on this church and this is on a website, you should give some brief details, then post the web address as indicated below.

5) Record the date the date the church building was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid. Please note - this is the construction date, dedication date of the building or date on cornerstone, not the founding date of the congregation (which is sometimes much earlier than the structure). If you have only the year, indicate this as (for example) 1/1/1867. Getting a correct date may require internet research or a call to the church office. (Beware of cornerstones that give a founding date and then a second date. The second date is usually the date a newer building was built. That second date needs to be 100 years ago or later.)

6) Optional: If this denomination of the church is not in the church name, you may indicate it.

7) If the church is open to the public, as is the case with many historic churches, please indicate this.

8) If open to the public, give the hours the church is open to the public.

9) If weekly services are held and "all are welcome", please enter the day of the week and time of weekly services.

10) Please give the street address or location of the church. If no street number, list the street name and city only.

11) If the church or former church operates a website, please provide the web address.

12) You may rate the waymark from 1 to 5.

Thanks for your submissions!

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1) A photo of the church is required for visits to a waymark.

2) Please share some comments about your visit.

3) Additional photos are encouraged. If you can have information in addition to that already provided about this church, please share it with us.

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This Old ChurchCentennial Community Church - Centennial, Fountain County, IN

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The Centennial Community Church, is located near the small unincorporated community of Centennial,on the east side of US 41. The Centennial Cemetery is located behind the church. The church sign indicates it was established in 1837.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Congregational Church - Adams MA

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This Romanesque Revival church was built in 1867.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/22/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of Sant'Agostino - San Gimignano, Italy

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The church of Sant'Agostino is located in the historical center of San Gimignano, in the province of Siena, Archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 7/22/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. James the Apostle Anglican Church, Carp, Ontario

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Built in 1889 St. James is the third church of Huntley Parish, located in Carp, Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lindeye

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchEglise Saint-Séverin - Paris, France

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The Eglise Saint-Séverin is a Roman Catholic church located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 7/21/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of the Nativity - Bethlehem, Palestine

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The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is a major Christian holy site, as it marks the traditional place of Christ's birth. It is considered to be the oldest continuously operating Christian church in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Palestine

date approved: 7/20/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchWindsor Congregational Church - Windsor MA

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Built in 1847 and located along RT 9 in Windsor MA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/19/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchKostel Sv. Václava / Church of St. Wenceslaus - Harrachov (North Bohemia)

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Depicted Church of St. Wenceslaus (Kostel Sv. Václava), parish church of Roman Catholic parish in montane town Harrachov, was built in Classicist style in 1822-1828.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Liberecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 7/17/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchGordon Presbyterian Church - St. Elmo, Ontario, Canada

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A stone church with a commanding position on a hilltop, just north of Maxville, home of the Glengarry Highland Games.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/17/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchHyde Park Union Church - Chicago IL

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Located in the heart of the University of Chicago, it was first organized as the First Baptist Church in 1874.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/16/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchOld Dutch Church - Sleepy Hollow, NY

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The Old Dutch Church is the oldest standing church in New York State and is currently used for special occasions and tours.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 7/14/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of God's Love - Osborn Prairie Church - rural Fountain County, IN

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The Church of God's Love is located in the Osborn Prairie Church building, completed in 1892, in rural Fountain County, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchBethel Baptist Church - Midlothian, VA

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This old church dates back to the 1700's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/7/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchCattedrale di San Pietro - Bologna, Italy

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Bologna Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter, is the seat and the metropolitan cathedral of the Archbishop of Bologna. Most of the present building dates from the 17th century, with a few parts from the late 16th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Emilia–Romagna , Italy

date approved: 7/7/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChiesa di San Giovanni Battista dei Celestini - Bologna, Italy

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The Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista dei Celestini was built in 1535 and is located in the Historical center of the city of Blogna.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Emilia–Romagna , Italy

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt.James - Colgan (Ontario) Canada

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the Roman Catholic Church St.James located in Colgan (Ontario) Canada

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: 7/10/2014

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This Old ChurchSecond Congregational Church - Cohasset MA

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Built in 1824 due to the separation of the parishioners of the First Parish Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/4/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchBasilica of San Domenico - Bologna, Italy

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The Basilica of San Domenico is one of the major churches in Bologna, Italy. The remains of Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), are buried inside the exquisite shrine Arca di San Domenico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Emilia–Romagna , Italy

date approved: 7/4/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchPauluskirche Dessau - ST - Germany

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Willkommen in der Bauhausstadt Dessau

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team-Red-Wolf

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: 7/14/2014

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This Old ChurchSt. John's in the Wilderness Episcopal Church

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St. John's in the Wilderness Episcopal Church is located near Church Pond at Paul Smith's, on State Route 86, close to the intersection with Route 30.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member polecat42

location: New York

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 6/23/2014

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This Old ChurchFirst Parish Meeting House - Unitarian - Cohasset MA

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Started in the development stage and substantially completed in October 1747.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchReykjavík Cathedral - Reykjavik, Iceland

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This Lutheran cathedral was reconsecrated in 1879 after a major reconstruction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 6/18/2014

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This Old ChurchIglesia San Francisco - Quito, Ecuador

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Quito is a deeply religious town. It holds some of the most spectacular temples in the Americas, San Francisco being one of them. Groundbreaking for Iglesia San Francisco was in 1534 and it was completed 70 years later in 1604.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ecuador

date approved: 6/26/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Congregational Church - Binghamton, NY

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First Congregational Church of Binghamton, NY, established 1836.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 6/26/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchPeter-und-Paul-Kirche - Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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Willkommen in der Peter-und-Paul-Kirche Dessau. Welcome to the Peter and Paul Church Dessau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kishin

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: 7/7/2014

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