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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 ChurchFirst Congregational Church of Middletown - Middletown NY

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Built in 1872, it is the third church to be built on this site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 11/27/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt John's Anglican Church , Albany , Western Australia

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An old church in a south coast town

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchIgreja de São João de Deus - Chaves, PT

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The Church of São João de Deus was built in the time of King John V, in bright Baroque, the plan for which is assigned to Coronel Thomas Távora e Abreu.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Vila Real, Portugal

date approved: 11/25/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchLafayette Park United Methodist Church - St. Louis, MO

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"1839 - A small group of Methodists met at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter. This became the Wesley Chapel Society, later the Chouteau Avenue Methodist Church." ~ Lafayette Park UMC

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchAll Saints Episcopal Church - Austin, Texas

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Established in 1899, the All Saints Episcopal Church on 27th St and Whitis Ave in Austin, TX still serves the local community to this day, and was recorded a Texas Historical Landmark in 2013.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: 11/9/2014

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This Old ChurchOrsanmichele Church and Museum Complex - Florence, Italy

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Orsanmichele Church and Museum Complex of Florence, Italy was constructed in 1336 as a market and grain store.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: 9/22/2014

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This Old ChurchNidaros Cathedral - Trondheim, Norway

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The traditional location for the consecration of the King of Norway and the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchKostel Sv. Rocha / Church of St. Roch - Žižkov (Prague)

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Depicted small Baroque church of St. Roch (Kostel Sv. Rocha) in Olšany Square (Olšanské námestí), the oldest church in Prague's district Žižkov, is filial church of local Roman Catholic parish of St. Procopius.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchLom Stave Church - Lom, Norway

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The church dates to approximately second part of 12th century

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Oppland, Norway

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchEglise de la Madeleine - Paris, France

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The Eglise de la Madeleine is a Catholic church located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSantiago de Compostela Cathedral - Galicia, Spain

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The cathedral is the reputed burial-place of Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchUnited Methodist Church - Plains, MT

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This is certainly the oldest church in Plains, the hall having been built in 1896 and the sanctuary in 1904.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchÉglise de Ste-Libaire-Rambervillers-Lorraine,France

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A great old Church! une superbe vieille église

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 11/15/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchPleasant Grove Methodist Church - Hatton, MO

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One of the older Methodist Churches in continuous operation in Callaway. A deed to the cemetery is dated April 26, 1854 for two acres of land' from Archibald and his wife Nancy Harding to the trustees.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/15/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchBasilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (St Mary Major Basilica) - Rome

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The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (St Mary Major Basilica) is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy. It was built in 435, but Waymarking only allow 4-digit years, so please subtract 1000 from "Date the Church was built."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 11/14/2014

last visited: 9/17/2014

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This Old ChurchSt. Francis de Sales Oratory - St. Louis, MO

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One of the reasons St Louis is called "Rome of the West" is this church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/13/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchMoulton Methodist Church - Moulton, IA

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Large neat old church is small Iowa farm town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchMount Ararat Baptist Church - Appanoose County, IA

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Rural church, which has its pastor living in another town. Seems through history the pastor here serviced other churches as well

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchEvangelische Kirche in Hödingen

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Evangelische Kirche in Hödingen. Hödingen liegt rund 4,5 km südöstlich von Weferlingen zwischen Lappwald und Drömling. Zur Ortschaft gehört der Hödinger Wald, in dem die Wüstung Nievoldhagen liegt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bolle007

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchNotre-Dame Cathedral - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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The Notre-Dame Cathedral is located in the heart of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Luxembourg

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchKostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie / Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Prague - Klánovice)

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Depicted small neo-Romanesque Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie), hidden among residential houses and gardens of Prague' suburb district Klánovice, is filial church of Roman Catholic parish in village Jirny.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchKostel sv. Kateriny - Havlíckuv Brod, CZ

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Baroque church from the years 1639 -1642 on the foundations of Gothic church from the 14th century. The church is not open to the public.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchCologne Cathedral, Köln, Germany

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Germany's most visited landmark

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 11/10/2014

last visited: 11/15/2014

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This Old ChurchSt Leonard's Anglican Church - Denmark, Western Australia

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The church is the oldest building in town

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 11/10/2014

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFormer German Lutheran Concordia Church - Byron, NY

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Former German Lutheran Church, built in 1889, now the Town of Byron museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 11/10/2014

last visited: never

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