Richmond Hill St Andrew’s United Reformed (Congregational) Church, Bournemouth, Dorset
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The Milennium Tapestry consists of ten embroidered panels around the text: "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever" and eight types of cross used by different denominations. The panels depict: (1) Creation, (2) Garden of Eden, (3) Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, (4) Nativity, (5) The Cross and Resurrection, (6) St Paul’s journey from Jerusalem to Rome, (7) Mediaeval panel – a journey through our Faith, (8) First printed Bible, (9) Victorian Sunday Schools, (10) the Covenanted Churches of the Town Centre
Richmond Hill Congregational (United Reformed) Church, Bournemouth
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The original Richmond Hill Congregational Church. The land in Sanatorium Road (later renamed Bourne Avenue) was given by George Durrant. The foundation stone was laid on 4th July, 1854, but the church did not open for worship until 8th March, 1859 (a legal challenge regarding land ownership, due to alleged outstanding mortgage payments, having led to delays). The Covenant to form the church was signed by twenty-four people in 1856. The first Minister was Rev Hector McMillan, a Presbyterian. However, by the end of that same year the first corrugated iron St Andrew’s "Scotch" Presbyterian Church was erected at the bottom of Richmond Hill. The foundation stone for an extension (lecture rooms and a classroom) was laid in 1876 but, by the time the Rev Ossian Davies became Minister in 1887, the rapidly growing population had outgrown the first church and plans were laid for a full rebuild. The final service in this building was on 4th May, 1890, after which it was immediately demolished to make way for the new church was was opened the following year. However, the corner stone was relaid on September the 3rd, 1890, as part of the replacement church.
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Nice night for a bike ride. I ended up watching the sun set from Union Park. The First Baptist Congregational Church was a nice touch in the foreground. The church was built between 1869 – 1871 by Gurdon P. Randall and is one of Chicago’s oldest surviving churches. Landmarked in 1982.
National Episcopal Cathedral Anglican Communion Wisconsin and Massachusetts Ave. NW. Washington,DC United States of America About St. Peter & St. Paul National Episcopal Cathedral: Washington National Cathedral, whose official name is the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church located in Washington, DC, the capital of the United States. It is of neogothic design, and it is the sixth largest cathedral in the world, the second largest in the United States, and the fourth tallest structure in Washington, DC The cathedral is the seat of both the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and its bishop of the Diocese of Washington, composed of the District of Columbia and the Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. It is an associate member of the Washington Theological Consortium. The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, under the leadership of the nine Bishops of Washington, erected the cathedral under a charter passed by the United States Congress on January 6, 1893. Construction began on September 29, 1907, when the foundation stone was laid in the presence of President Theodore Roosevelt and a crowd of more than 20000. Construction lasted 83 years. The last finial was placed in the presence of President George HW Bush in 1990. The foundation operates and funds the cathedral, which does not receive government funding. The cathedral is located at Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in …
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My dad and I visited the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts and parked at the First Congregational Church. The Brimfield Fair is the largest outdoor show in the country. I purchased two cards depicting the Racehorse Man o’ War and an advertising token for White Brothers and Company that is from around 1890 and in Uncirculated condition.