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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 ChurchEmmanuel United Church - Beach Meadows, NS

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This little country church stands at the junction of Eastern Shore and Brooklyn Shore Roads on the south Shore of Nova Scotia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. Mark's Anglican Church - Martin’s Point, NS

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The mother church of the Anglican Parish of St. Martin's, which is comprised of St. Mark's; St. Mary's, Gold River; St. John's, Chester Basin and St. Martins, Martin’s River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. James' Anglican Church - Mahone Bay, NS

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The most southerly of Mahone Bay’s well known and much photographed “Three Churches”, St. James' Anglican is a design of equally well known Prince Edward Island Architect William Critchlow Harris.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchUnion Valley Congregational Church - Taylor, NY

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This is an historic church built around 1849. It is in a very rural area. It was listed on the National Register in 2002.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchKatholische Kirche St. Peter - Sinzig, RLP, Germany

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Kirche St. Peter Sinzig.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Germany

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Baptist Church - Bellflower, MO

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Brightly painted you can't miss it, right on main street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchBellflower United Methodist Church - Bellflower, MO

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North on 161 at Montgomery City, turn east on V and follow to E. Watch for UM Church sign pointing to right

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: never

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This Old Church[Former] All Saints Church - High Street, Colchester, UK

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The former, medieval All Saints Church is now the Colchester Natural History Museum and converted to such in 1958. The church is on the south east side of Colchester High Street opposite Cowdray Crescent, the war memorial and entrance to Castle Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/24/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. Mark's Church - Grenoside, UK

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Grenoside Parish Church, 1884.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wireworm

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/23/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchTrinity Lutheran Church - Montgomery County, MO

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Church, school and cemetery stand alone next to farm fields and space.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/23/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of St. Michael and All Angels - Peasenhall, Suffolk, UK

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A medieval village church restored in the C19th.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchEv.-Reformierte Kirche - Wilsum, Germany

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Ev.-ref. Church located In der Stadt 8 in Wilsum, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSidney United Methodist - Sidney, NY

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The front of the church says 1831 (but a history writeup says 1833).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt Botolph's Church - Trumpington Street, Cambridge, UK

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St Botolph's church, located on the east side of Trumpington Street at the junction with Botolph Lane, was mainly built in the 14th century with additions in the 15th, 18th and 19th centuries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/21/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchMethodist Episcopal Church - Saratoga, CA

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A former church is now a restaurant in downtown Saratoga.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/21/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchUnited Church - Fayetteville, NY

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The United Church is part of the Genesee Street Hill-Limestone Plaza Historic District. It was built as a Presbyterian Church, but it is now shared with the Baptists. Grover Cleveland's father was a pastor here starting in 1841.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/21/2016

last visited: 6/24/2016

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This Old ChurchSt Andrew the Great Church - St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, UK

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The church of St Andrew the Great was rebuilt in 1843 to a design by Ambrose Poynter and replaced an earlier 12th century church. Between 1984 and 1994 the church was not used but is now back in full use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/20/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchTrinity Episcopal Church - Fayetteville, NY

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"Sunday services are followed by a coffee hour/fellowship time in our Great Hall."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/20/2016

last visited: 6/24/2016

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This Old ChurchEsglesia de Fornalutx - Fornalutx, Mallorca, Spain

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This church in the centre of the small village of Fornalutx overlooks the Placa d'Espanya.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Islas Baleares, Spain

date approved: 6/19/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. John the Baptist Church - Old Dalby, Leicestershire, UK

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An 1835 church by Thomas Winter, restored and altered 1894 on the site of a former Norman (?) church in Old Dalby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/19/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchUnited Church of Christ Keene - Keene, NH

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The UCC congregation is the second oldest in southwestern New Hampshire, and has their church at the north end of Central Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFrauenkirche, Dresden, Germany

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Die in 1726 erbaute Frauenkirche liegt auf dem ersten Platz der am häufigsten besuchten evangelischen Kirchen in Deutschland ***** This church, built in 1726, is the most often visited protestant church in Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFirst Presbyterian Church - Granbury, TX

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The congregation had decided to wait until they had paid off all debts on the building before having a dedication service. The mortgage was burned on Saturday, November 6, 1897 and a formal dedication service was held the next day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. Luke's Anglican Church - Liscomb, NS

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This little country church at first seems to have been built out of the way, away from roads and civilization.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchGrace Episcopal Church - Elmira, NY

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The cornerstone shows two dates, 1904 is when this building was begun. The other date 1865 was when they split with Trinity Church during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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