Wesley Chapel United Methodist

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Churchl, Florence, South Carolina
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Lydia, South Carolina

Wesley Chapel is just west of Florence, South Carolina and was founded near the end of the 18th century.    The church was renamed Wesley Chapel in 1834 in honor of the British founder of Methodism. The building standing today (pictured above) was built in 1908.

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Little Dutch Church

Little Dutch Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Little Dutch Church is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is the second oldest building in the city.  Originally known as St. George’s Church, The church was consecrated in 1760 and is also the oldest Lutheran church in Canada.  Although built in the Cape Cod style, the building has been modified over the years to include a bell tower and steeple.  The church also has a cemetery and continues to hold regular services.

Little Dutch Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cemetery at the Little Dutch Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Summerville Presbyterian

Summerville Presbyterian Church, Summerville, South Carolina
Summerville Presbyterian Church, Summerville, South Carolina

Built in 1895, Summerville Presbyterian Church is actually part of a much older congregation.  Near Charleston, the area was settled by Puritans relocating from New England and the town  of Summerville originated as a summer hub for the low country of South Carolina’s farmers.  After the Civil War, wealthy northerners began to winter there as well and it grew to be considered a southern resort area.  The current church replaced a building built in 1831 damaged by an earthquake.

All Saints Anglican

All Saints Anglican Church, Rossway, Digby County, Nova Scotia
All Saints Anglican Church, Rossway, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada

All Saints Anglican Church is on the way to Digby, Nova Scotia.  A small cemetery surrounds this combination of 18th century British Classicism and Colonial American meeting house style of construction.  The church was built in 1845  and includes a square bell tower and gabled roof.  It’s the oldest church still standing in Digby Neck and is included on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.