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Atonement Methodist Church

“Atonement Methodist Church (M.E.) at Claymont, was the outgrowth of a Sunday School organized, in 1864, in a room over Frank Ford’s grocery store which stood opposite the present Naaman’s Tea House. At a meeting held on June 2, 1866, it was decided to build a church. Thomas Kimber, a Quaker, donated the site on […]

Barratt’s Chapel

  Erected on land deeded by Col. Philip Barratt, August, 1780. Here Thomas Coke, D.D. Representative of John Wesley, preached November 14, 1784, administering the Sacrament of Holy Communion for first time by a Methodist in America. With Francis Asbury planned organization of Methodist Episcopal Church, calling first conference to meet at Baltimore, December 24, […]

Barratt’s Chapel

In 1778 a Methodist Society was organized in this area by Freeborn Garrettson. Desiring a permanent place of worship, the group constructed a brick “preaching house” at his location in 1780. The site was provided by Society member Phillip Barratt, and the building was named in his honor. On November 14, 1784, a large crowd […]