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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 United Church - Truro, NS

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Both a Municipal and a Provincial Heritage site, First United Church is a descendant of the first Presbyterian congregation and church in Canada, founded prior to 1770, its first meeting house having been erected in 1767.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchZion Baptist Church - Truro, NS

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Zion Baptist was formed as a breakaway congregation by African-Canadian Baptists who sought a church more meaningful to their history and experience.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt Andrews Uniting Church, Beechworth, Vic, Australia

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In the gold rush days of the 1850s the Scottish and Ulster Presbyterians built this Gothic styled church in Beechworth. Built in 1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 9/2/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFormer St. Andrew's Anglican Church - Lawrencetown, NS

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Built in the 1840s and deconsecrated in 2008, this little Anglican managed to serve its congregation for about 164 years before closing its doors for the final time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. Mary's Anglican Church - Auburn, NS

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One of the oldest in Nova Scotia, St. Mary's church was constructed and consecrated in 1790 and was the second Anglican church to be consecrated in British North America. The first, St. Paul's in Halifax, is just 40 years older.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. John's Anglican Church and Cemetery - Port Williams, NS

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Based on the work of English architect Christopher Wren, this church was designed by John Burbidge who, by profession, was more of a politician than an architect, serving as judge, militia colonel and member of the first Provincial Legislature.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of the Holy Spirit - Lakelands, NS

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Built in 1845 as a family church for the Uniacke family, this little church has served the family, neighbours and friends for 170 years. The 170th anniversary service was held May 24th, 2015. It is surrounded by a small cemetery, still in use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSaint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church - Windsor, NS

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Built in 1898 to replace the Roman Catholic church burned in the fire of 1897, this is one of two buildings in Windsor designed by renowned architect William Critchlow Harris.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChrist Church - Windsor, NS

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Built in the years 1882 to 1884, when it opened for services in March of that year, Christ Church was the only church to survive the great fire of 1897 which burned a large part of the town. By default, it became the oldest church in Windsor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchDanby Federated Church - Danby, NY

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"We are an open and affirming church and we would view it as a privilege to worship with you!"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/29/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchCongregational Church - Center Lisle, NY

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This church is Center Lisle, it stands tall in an open area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/29/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of St. Francis and St. Bernard - Vilnius, Lithuania

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The Church of St. Francis and St. Bernard, also known as Bernardine Church, is a Roman Catholic church located in the Old Town area of Vilnius, Lithuania. It was consecrated in 1516 and is in the Late Gothic and Brick Gothic architectural styles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Lithuania

date approved: 8/29/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchRussian Orthodox Church of St. Parasceve - Vilnius, Lithuania

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The Russian Orthodox Church of St. Parasceve is located in the Old Town area of Vilnius, Lithuania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Lithuania

date approved: 8/29/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of St. Peter and St. Paul - Vilnius, Lithuania

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The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is a Roman Catholic church in Vilnius, Lithuania. It was constructed from 1668–1701 in the Baroque architectural style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Lithuania

date approved: 8/28/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of St. Anne - Vilnius, Lithuania

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The Church of St. Anne's is a Roman Catholic church in the Old Town area of Vilnius, Lithuania. It was constructed from 1495–1500 in the Flamboyant Gothic and Brick Gothic architectural styles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Lithuania

date approved: 8/28/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchGoat Island Baptist Church - Upper Clements, NS

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Built circa 1810, this rather common appearing church is the oldest Baptist Church in Nova Scotia and possibly the oldest in Canada. It came to be as a result of the "New Light Movement" and the New Light revival of 1810.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchTrinity Anglican Church - Digby, NS

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Both a Canadian National Historic Site and a Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Property, this Gothic Revival church stands as a testament to the craftsmanship available in Digby in the nineteenth century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/27/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchUnited Church Of Oxford - Oxford, NY

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"1823 Congregational Church, remodelled in the Romanesque Revival style in 1874 with round-arched windows, rose window, towers and spire"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/27/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchChurch of St. Casimir - Vilnius, Lithuania

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The Church of St. Casimir is a Roman Catholic church in the Old Town of Vilnius, Lithuania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Lithuania

date approved: 8/27/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchFormer Saint Thomas Anglican Church - Weymouth, NS

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Situated in the Anglican Parish of Digby-Weymouth, this old wooden church saw services for 113 years, from 1864 until its deconsecration in 1977.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/27/2015

last visited: never

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

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This is another of the two century old churches in the Annapolis Valley. Being the nearest Anglican Church to Fort Anne, it was the designated garrison church until 1854, when the last of the soldiers departed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/27/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSaint Peter's Anglican Church - Weymouth North, NS

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Surrounded by its cemetery, which is much older than the present church building, this is the second St. Peter's to be built on the site, the first in 1792. The congregation was established just two years prior, in 1790.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/26/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchOld St. Edward’s Church - Clementsport, NS

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One of the oldest churches in Nova Scotia, construction on Old St. Edward’s was begun in the early 1790s and was completed around 1795.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/26/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchHelsinki Cathedral - Helsinki, Finland

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The Helsinki Cathedral is located in the heart of Helsinki, Finland. This cathedral is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Finland

date approved: 8/25/2015

last visited: never

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This Old ChurchSt. Paul's Episcopal Church - Oxford, NY

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"St. Paul's Episcopal Church, constructed of bluestone, was designed in the Gothic Revival style"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/25/2015

last visited: never

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