New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana
Mission Chapel Congregational Church
of the 175th Anniversary of Mission Chapel
Congregational Church to the Memory of Rev.
Pioneer Missionary of the London Missionary
Society and who brought education and the
Gospel to the then British Guiana in - 1808 -
and who laboured in these parts until his
death in 1837.
For all the saints who from their labours
rest - Haleluia
Dated this 19th day of June 1994
Location. 6° 14.71′ N, 57° 31.084′ W. Marker is in New Amsterdam, Berbice. Marker is at the intersection of Chapel Street, on the right when traveling north on Chapel Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Chapel Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana.
Regarding Mission Chapel Congregational Church. Mission Chapel, a Congregational Church, was built around 1814 in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana. Mission Chapel is located at 12 Chapel Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice. It was founded by the Rev. John Wray, and was the first church to open its doors to slaves. The history of the church dates back to around 1812 when Rev. Wray paid a visit to the Berbice slaves and was inspired to stay and help teach
The church was opened in 1819 and was twice enlarged. It was destroyed by fire in 1824. The church was rebuilt in 1825, and again in 1944. Mission Chapel probably has the largest seating capacity of all churches in Guyana - 1,500 seats.
A two-story church manse was built in 1899.
In 1969 the Rev. Pat Matthews became the first Guyanese pastor at Mission Chapel. In 1978 he was honoured for meritorious service among the Amerindians.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2016, by Paul La Rose of New Amsterdam Berbice, Guyana South America. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 138 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 25, 2016, by Paul La Rose of New Amsterdam Berbice, Guyana South America. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2016, by Paul La Rose of New Amsterdam Berbice, Guyana South America. 6. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Paul La Rose of New Amsterdam Berbice, Guyana South America. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.