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Dorchester Presbyterian Church

17 May

This church, built in 1854 on a lot of four acres donated by B. A. Busbee, was first used for summer services only. On January 6, 1871, it was admitted into the Savannah Presbytery as an organized church of 14 members. The Rev. J. W. Montgomery was the first pastor. L. J. Mallard was the first ruling elder. The bell, from old Sunbury, was once used for church, school, market and town. The font and communion service are from Midway Church. The font was a gift from Dr. William McWhir, the tankard from John Lambert, the communion service from Simon Monroe, Esq. Elders contributing most in later years – Preston Waite and Charles B. Jones.

 
2 Comments

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Churches, Dorchester Village

 

2 responses to “Dorchester Presbyterian Church

  1. Lois Fleming Hand (Mrs John Screven Hand)

    May 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Good web site,very informative

     
    • The Midway Museum

      May 19, 2012 at 1:20 PM

      Thank you!

       

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