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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 ChurchWarwick Unitarian Chapel - High Street, Warwick, UK

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The Warwick Unitarian Chapel, built c1780, is located on the south east side of the High Street in Warwick and is set back from the building line.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/5/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Methodist Church - Corning, NY

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This church is affiliated "with the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/5/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt James Chapel - High Street, Warwick, UK

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St James Chapel stands above the west gate leading into Warwick. The original chapel was built in 1126 and was used by travellers arriving in and departing from the town. It was rebuilt in 1386 when a tower was added and the entrance gate extended.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/5/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. Anthony's Catholic Church - Case, MO

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Case was a town on the old Katy Railway (MKT), and is now just a name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/5/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Presbyterian Church - Paris, TX

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Built in 1891, the historic First Presbyterian Church is located at 410 W Kaufman St, Paris, TX. Their sanctuary was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/5/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt Clement's Congregational Church - Back Hamlet - Ipswich, Suffolk

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This is a red brick Victorian church of a decent size which many people seem not to have noticed. Its neighbour across Back Hamlet, Holy Trinity Church is somewhat more prominent by dint of its tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/3/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchHoly Trinity - Back Hamlet - Ipswich, Suffolk

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The Holy Trinity Church on Back Hamlet, Ipswich. Built in 1835.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/3/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Church of Belfast - Belfast, ME

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The First Church of Belfast, Maine, a Congregationalist Church, was formally organized December 29, 1796, consisting of seven members. This, their second church building, was erected in 1818.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 5/2/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt Mary's Church - Monewden, Suffolk, IP13 7DA

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This old parish church was built in c.1300 on the site of much older churches.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/2/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchPrairie Home United Methodist Church - Prairie Home, MO

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Founded in 1881, and built in 1914-16

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchCentral Tourist Office - [Former] St Andrew's Church, St Andrew's Street, Dublin, Ireland

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St Andrew's church is now the home of the Central Tourist Office in Dublin. The church was rebuilt in 1862 after the former church was destroyed by fire. It is located at the junction of St Andrew's Street and Suffolk Street in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchHammond Street Congregational Church - Bangor, ME

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2016 will see the 183st anniversary of the dedication of Hammond Street Congregational Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchEglise st Denis, Amboise, Centre, France

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FR/La Collégiale St Denis est la plus vieille église d'Amboise. Elle a été construite en 1107 et est classée monument historique. EN/The Collegiate Church of St Denis is the oldest church of Amboise. It was built in 1107 and is a listed building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kickeux

location: Centre, France

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: 5/2/2016

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This Old ChurchChapel Royal - Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

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The Chapel Royal, built between 1807 and 1814, is a gothic revival building designed by Francis Johnston. It is famous for its vaulting, its particularly fine plaster decoration and carved oaks and galleries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/29/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchElm Street Congregational Church and Parish House - Bucksport, ME

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This old wood frame church, built in 1838, has a very tall spire which is topped with an octagonal finial and a "fish" weathervane. That spire makes an excellent landmark, and has for many decades.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/29/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchMission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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One of the original 21 Spanish missions in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/29/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. Patrick's Church - Owego, NY

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"During Father Johnson’s pastorate the current St. Patrick’s Church was built and dedicated on December 7, 1890."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchElk Falls United Methodist Church – Elk Falls, KS

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Elk Falls may be referred to as “World’s Largest Ghost Town” or the “Outhouse Capital of the World,” but the remaining population of 99 residents still maintain an active United Methodist Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSandy Point Congregational Church - Sandy Point, ME

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Sandy Point consists of not much more than a few houses, a church, cemetery, community hall and a couple of automotive businesses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChristkatholische Kirche St. Georg - Zuzgen, AG, Switzerland

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The Christian Catholic church in the south of Zuzgen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchUnion Meeting House - Whiting Village, ME

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Better known recently as the Whiting Community Church, this old wood frame church has stood in Whiting village for 180 years, as of 2016.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. Paul Lutheran Church - Mason, TX

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Church was organized with 13 members on Feb. 15, 1872. On March 17, 1872, a lot was donated; first building was soon erected by the members. Present native stone structure, built 1905 in traditional style, was remodeled and enlarged 1953.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchArt United Methodist Church - Art, TX

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Red sandstone church on a hill near the community of Art.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Presbyterian Union Church - Owego, NY

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"In 1790 two Presbyterian missionaries Nathan Kerr and Joshua Hart were sent to Owego to establish Presbyterianism on the frontier of upstate New York... In 1849 a group split ... in 1912 we became the First Presbyterian Union Church."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 4/25/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Parish Congregational Church - Yarmouth, ME

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This is one beautiful church, a real treat for those who appreciate both architecture and craftsmanship.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/25/2016

last visited: never

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