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Wesley Methodist Church (Salem, Massachusetts)

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Location  Salem, Massachusetts
MPS  Downtown Salem MRA
Opened  1889
Architectural style  Romanesque architecture
Added to NRHP  29 July 1983
Built  1889
NRHP Reference #  83000588
Area  2,833 m²
Phone  +1 978-744-3113
Wesley Methodist Church (Salem, Massachusetts)
Address  8 North St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
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Wesley Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church at 8 North Street in Salem, Massachusetts. It is currently affiliated with the United Methodist denomination.

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History

According to the church:

Circuit Rider Jessie Lee came preaching the Gospel in Salem in the early 1800's. A small gathering of early Christians met in a storefront and sat on boxes to hear Jesus Christ proclaimed. They purchased the Harbor Street building and met for years till growth multipled the congregation! Wesley was built at 8 North street where 800 members worshiped regularly under the excellent ministry of outstanding pastors! In 1910 Lafayete St UMC moved to their new home.at 296 Lafayette street until the 1994 merger [of Wesley Methodist Church and Lafayette Street United Methodist Church].

The current Romanesque church meeting house was completed in 1889. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Visiting today

Today "Worship opportunities on Sunday morning include a half-hour communion service at 8 am and an hour-and-a-half, blended (traditional & contemporary) service at 9:45 am, all to the glory of God! The Praise Team gathers for a circle of prayer and rehearsal at 9 am, and scripture is read at 9:35 am to prepare hearts for worship."

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Wesley Methodist Church (Salem, Massachusetts) Wikipedia


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