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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 ChurchOur Savior's Lutheran Church - Bosque County, TX

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he Rev. O.O. Estrem organized Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on June 14, 1869 with over 230 charter members. In 1871, 111 acres of land was purchased. A wooden sanctuary was begun in 1875 and completed and dedicated in 1885.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/23/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchZion Presbyterian Church - Charlottetown, PEI

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Built in 1913, Zion is one of the newer "old" churches in the Prince Edward Island Capital of Charlottetown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 4/23/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. James United Methodist Church - Fulton, MO

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"Negro Church organized 1866, present building erected 1910." ~ Missouri Department of Natural Resources

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/22/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchEglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Tarbes - France

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Communément appelée Eglise Saint-Jean, l'église est consacré à saint Jean le Baptiste. Située au cœur de la ville politique, non loin de l'Hôtel de Ville. Commonly called Saint John Church, the church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Midi-Pyrénées, France

date approved: 4/22/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt Bartholomew - Lower Cam, Gloucestershire

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St Bartholomew's church, Lower Cam, founded in 1844.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/22/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchKath. Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Täufer - Adenau, RP, Germany

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Kath. Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Täufer in Adenau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/21/2018

last visited: 8/16/2014

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This Old ChurchAgii Theodori - Athens - Greece

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Die Kirche Agii Theodori ist ein byzantinischer Kirchenbau des 11. Jahrhunderts in Athen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Greece

date approved: 4/21/2018

last visited: 4/21/2018

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This Old ChurchArkell United Church - Arkell, Ontario

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Built in 1877 to replace and earlier log building

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/21/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchEagle Springs Baptist Church - McGregor, TX

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here is a driveway that goes in front of the New Church and leads to the cemetery and the Old Church. The original wooden church was moved twice and now stands near the cemetery gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/21/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchPrairie Chapel UMC Church - NW of Fulton, MO

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Earl is another ghost town...a few farms and the church remain. The cemetery fence is now gone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/20/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFriedenskirche

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Die Friedenskirche ist das älteste Gotteshaus im Stadtteil Gohlis und zudem eine der ältesten erhaltenen Kirchen in Sachsen, die im neugotischen Stil erbaut wurde.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member reSep

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 4/20/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSodankylän vanha kirkko - Sodankylä Old Church

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The Sodankylä Old Church built in 1689 (as opposed to the New Church built in 1859) is one of the oldest churches in Lapland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member alynx

location: Finland

date approved: 4/20/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchL'église Saint-Piat - Tournai, Belgium

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[EN] The current building dates from the twelfth century during excavations in 1971, we found under the current building a Merovingian basilica of the early sixth century. [FR] L'édifice actuel date du XIIè siècle lors de fouilles en 1971, on a retrouvé sous le bâtiment actuel une basilique mérovingienne du début du VIè siècle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 4/20/2018

last visited: 4/15/2018

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This Old ChurchCathédrale Notre-Dame de l'Assomption - Rouen, France

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[EN] Notre-Dame Cathedral is the most prestigious monument in the city of Rouen. [FR] La cathédrale Notre-Dame est le monument le plus prestigieux de la ville de Rouen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Haute-Normandie, France

date approved: 4/20/2018

last visited: 8/14/2017

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This Old ChurchÉglise Sainte-Marguerite - Tournai, Belgium

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[EN] The church Sainte Marguerite is a neoclassical church, located on the Place de Lille in Tournai. [FR] L’église Sainte Marguerite est une église de style néoclassique, située sur la place de Lille à Tournai.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 4/19/2018

last visited: 4/15/2018

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This Old ChurchÉglise Saint-Quentin - Tournai, Belgium

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[EN] The church Saint-Quentin is a Romanesque church (twelfth century) located at the end of the Grand Place of the city of Tournai (Belgium). [FR] L’église Saint-Quentin est une église de style roman (XIIe siècle) sise à l'extrémité de la Grand-Place de la ville de Tournai (Belgique).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 4/19/2018

last visited: 4/15/2018

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This Old ChurchCathédrale Notre-Dame - Tournai, Belgium

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[EN] It is the only religious building in Belgium that has been built as a cathedral. [FR] Elle est le seul édifice religieux de Belgique qui ait été construit comme cathédrale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: 4/15/2018

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This Old Church(Former) United Methodist Church - Eden, TX

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Church is currently vacant and for sale.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchKirche Zur heiligen Familie - Wien, Austria

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Karmeliterkirche Zur heiligen Familie / Carmelite church "Zur heiligen Familie" (To the holy family)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Methodist Episcopal Church (former) - Goldfield, NV

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This former church, erected in 1912, now serves as Goldfield's community center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Nevada

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchErlöserkirche - Adenau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Erlöserkirche in Adenau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt Michael's, Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire, England

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St Michael's Anglican Church, Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchMarienkapelle - Adenau, RP, Germany

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Marienkapelle in Adenau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: 4/23/2016

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This Old ChurchMetropolitan Cathedral of Athens - Greece

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation (Greek: ?a?ed????? ?a?? ??a??e??sµ?? t?? Te?t????) popularly known as the "Metrópolis", is the cathedral church of the Archbishopric of Athens and all Greece.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Greece

date approved: 4/12/2018

last visited: 4/11/2018

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This Old ChurchFirst Christian Church - Taylor, TX

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Founded Dec. 9, 1877, with 22 charter members from churches in "old home" states.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/9/2018

last visited: never

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