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Williamsville Methodist Church

“Williamsville Methodist Church (M.E.) was the outgrowth of meetings held in the schoolhouse previous to 1850. Then, W. T. Griffith donated a piece of land upon which a chapel was built and named “Griffith’s Chapel,” in honor of the donor. A graveyard is located beside the church, the tombstones dating back to 1862. In 1884, […]

St. Helena Roman Catholic Church

“St. Helena R. C. Church, located on Bellefonte Ave. just off the Phila. Pike, was built in 1936. The church was dedicated on Nov. 22, 1936, by Bishop Edmond J. FitzMaurice, assisted by the Rev. John J. Dougherty and other priests. A procession marched around the church as the Bishop blessed the four corners of […]

Delaware City Presbyterian Church

“The Delaware City Presbyterian Church. The first Presbyterian meetings, in Delaware City, were held in private homes and in the schoolhouse. On Nov. 17, 1835, Manuel Eyre donated land on the n. e. cor. of 2nd and Jefferson Sts., upon which to build a church and to maintain a graveyard. In 1835, a one-story brick […]

Hartly Methodist Episcopal Church

“Hartly Methodist Church (M-E.) was founded in 1840 and was called “Hawkins M. E. Church.” The first church was used until Sept. 18, 1886, when a new church a short distance to the east, was dedicated. The site had been purchased from Walter A. Clark on June 12, 1885. The first church building was converted […]

Wilmington Manor Methodist Church

“Wilmington Manor Methodist Church was founded on June 3, 1945. The first meetings were held in the roller-skating rink. A church site at Du Pont Highway and Roosevelt Boulevard was secured on Feb. 7-23, 1946. Ground was broken for the new church on Sun., Mar. 17, 1946: The ceremonies were in charge of the Rev. […]

Pilgrim Holiness Methodist Protestant Church

“The Pilgrim Holiness Church at Milford was organized at tent meetings held in South Milford. The organization was effected on Jan. 11, 1922. In the meantime, they held their meetings in the old schoolhouse, the Red Men’s Hall and the New Century Club. The present church site was purchased on Jan. 7, 1927 from Hettie […]

Old Christ Church

“Founded as a Mission by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in response to a petition from twenty-two inhabitants of Dover in 1703. The present church was erected in 1734. Among early missionaries here was the Rev. Charles Inglis, later first Bishop of Nova Scotia.” (1) Photo Gallery: Info Related to Dover, DE: […]

Salem Methodist Church

“The origin of this church can be traced to the organization of a local Methodist society soon after the American Revolution. By 1790 the Sandy Branch Society was joining regularly for worship, holding services in the open air and in the homes of members. Sometime thereafter the congregation constructed their first church at a location […]

Bellefonte Methodist Church

“Bellefonte Methodist Church (M.E.) A Methodist Society was organized, in 1915, at Bellefonte. They were incorporated on Dec. 10, 1919. The present church was built in 1919 and it was dedicated on Jan. 4, 1920, at the morning service, by the Rev. Robert Watt.” (1) Photo Gallery: Resources Related to Bellefonte, DE: Text Source: 1. […]

Greenhill Presbyterian Church

“Greenhill Presbyterian Church is located to the south of the Kennett Pike just beyond the Wilmington city limits. It was organized in the fall of 1844 at the home of Alex. Stephens, by members of the Rockland Presbyterian Church. The first meetings were held in the Brandywine Lyceum which they rented. The church was formally […]