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Ermita, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Central United Methodist Church

 
 
Central United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 2, 2003
1. Central United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.
[Main Marker In Tagalog:]
Kauna-unahang Iglesia ng Protestante sa Pilipinas. Nagsimula noong Marso 5,1899 upang mangaral sa mga Pilipino. Pinasinayaan ang unang Kapilya sa Pook na ito noong Disyembere 23,1901. Pinalitan ng Batong gusali noong 1906. Inayos at naging Katedral noong 1932. Nasira noong Ikaliwang Digmaang Pandaigdid. Muling itinayo tulad ng dati ang anyo at pinasinayaan noong Disyembre 25,1949. Pinangalanan Central Methodist Episcopal Church, pagkatapos Central Student Church, sumunod Central Methodist Church at sa kasalukuyan at Central United Methodist Church.

[Second Marker Gives the English Translation:]
First Protestant Church in the Philippines. Established to preach to the Americans and the Filipinos, 5 March 1899. Inaugurated the first chapel named Central Methodist Episcopal Church, 23 December 1901. Replaced with stone structure, 1906. Renamed Central Student Church, 1916. Cathedral Designed by Juan M. Arellano; inaugurated, 19 June 1932. Occupied by the Japanese and destroyed during the Battle for Manila, 1945. Renamed Central Church, 21 February 1949. Rebuilt following orignal desgin; inauguarated, 25 December 1949. Presentlly known as Central United Methodist Church.

 
Erected 1985 by National Historical Institute.
 
Location.
Central United Methodist Church Marker (English) image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 2, 2003
2. Central United Methodist Church Marker (English)
14° 34.963′ N, 120° 59.014′ E. Marker is in Ermita, Manila. Marker is on Teodoro M. Kalaw Sr. Street near General Luna Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ermita, Manila 02 528, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plaza Olivia Salamanca (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of San Vicente de Paul (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ang Simbahan ng Nuestra Señora de Guia (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Sa mga Bayani ng Lungsod ng Maynila (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); U.S. Forces Liberate Manila (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Philippine General Hospital (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Cosmopolitan Church (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ermita.
 
Also see . . .  Central United Methodist Church. The history is told through a YouTube presentation presented by the Church's website. (Submitted on December 5, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Central United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 2, 2003
3. Central United Methodist Church
Markers can be seen flanking the entrance doors.
 
 
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