New Castle Presbyterian Church - 1707 - New Castle, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 39.587 W 075° 33.768
18S E 451722 N 4390148
One of many historic churches in New Castle, Delaware.
Waymark Code: WM14NJZ
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 08/01/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 3

Taken from Wikipedia, "New Castle Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation located in New Castle, Delaware which conducts worship services weekly within a historic meeting house, which was erected in 1707.

It was founded as a Dutch Reformed Church in 1657 because a clergyman of that faith had accompanied Peter Stuyvesant when building Fort Casimir in 1651. The founding date of the congregation was marked by the arrival of the first permanent pastor for the congregation, Reverend Evardus Welius on August 21, 1657.

By 1664, the British had taken control of the colony from the Dutch, leading to an increase in French Huguenot, English, and Scottish colonists taking residence within the town. Upon the arrival of Rev. John Wilson, as Scotsman, the church took on its distinctive Presbyterian form.

Francis Makemie, Rev. John Wilson, and six other ministers met within Philadelphia in 1706 to organize the first Presbytery in New World."

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Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1707

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New Castle Presbyterian Church Worship Service 10:30am Founded 1657 Built in 1707

Website (if available): [Web Link]

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