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St. George's Church

United Methodist Historic Shrine

 
 
St. George's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
1. St. George's Church Marker
Inscription.  This is America’s oldest Methodist church edifice, having been in continuous use since 1769. It was the seat of the first three conferences of American Methodism, the first church visited by many of the early British Methodist itinerants, and the first site of the Methodist Book Concern.
 
Erected 1969 by United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 57.316′ N, 75° 8.765′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Street and North Marginal Road, on the left when traveling south on North 4th Street. Marker is mounted above eye-level, directly on the front of St. George's United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 North 4th Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old St. George's (here, next to this marker); Nicola Monachesi (a few steps from this marker); St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); Kahal Kodosh Mikveh Israel
St. George's Church Marker<br>(<i>wide view from North 4th Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
2. St. George's Church Marker
(wide view from North 4th Street)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); National Funeral For President Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ralph Modjeski (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Hopkinson (Philadelphia Home) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Keys To Community (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
St. George's Church Plaque (<i>mounted to the left of front entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
3. St. George's Church Plaque (mounted to the left of front entrance)
October 27, 1771
Francis Asbury arrived here

October 28th
He preached in this church
his first sermon in America

1773 – 1774 – 1775
The first three conferences
of American Methodism
met here
St. George's Church (<i>southwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
4. St. George's Church (southwest corner view)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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