Monday, August 3, 2009

Old Abington Church





I saw this wonderful church on the way home from a doctor appointment last week. I just happened to have my camera with me so I decided to brave the 93F/34C heat and get some pictures.
There are historic marker signs all over this part of the country and the sign near this church said:
"Old Albington church and graveyard
The oldest Presbyterian church in Montgomery County and mother church directly or indirectly to ten offspring churches.
Founded in 1714 by the Rev Malachi Jones the first pastor.
The original church stood in the center of the graveyard and was moved to the present site in 1793.
During the American Revolution local militia skirmished with the British from the graveyard. Early settlers of Albington were English Quakers, Welsh, Scots and Dutch"
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30 comments:

Malyss said...

This place is really interesting. And also peaceful. I like the look you have on your country. Seen from Europe, USA are made of great modern buildings. You often show a different point of view, full of history, old houses or churches...I also looked on your posts below, and liked the little sentinels..Ü

cieldequimper said...

That's a lovely church. My favourite has to be the last one.

Thom said...

It's funny that they have a red door into the santucary. These are great photos. You do a great job with these. Thanks for all the info :)

Vogon Poet said...

Every photo of this church is beautiful, but my favorite is the strange bright red door, a lovely touch for a serious building in a place so full of history. Am I wrong or this color is a tradition?

m_m said...

I like your angles! And the door is very original!

Martha Z said...

Interesting churck, I love those doors.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a very interesting post and so liked all of your captures. the red door with the interesting metal work on the doors amazing!
thanks for sharing james.

Lois said...

That is so pretty! I really like those red doors and also the steeple. I wouldn't mind wandering around in that cemetery either (during the daytime of course)!

Photo Cache said...

Very pretty. And kudos to whoever thought of putting in a red door.

Lovely post with pretty pics.

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Julie said...

I too found the red door charming. However, I am a cemetery-tragic and can spend hours learning about the people beneath me and feeling their spirit and attachment to the land.

Barb said...

I like these architectural photos, James. The red door to the sanctuary is great - you can see it even on the longer focal length photo. Would love to see more closely inside that old cemetery - bet it has some really old stones from the 1700's.

Pam said...

As always,I am in awe of your wonderful photos. Well done, James. I just love the beautiful area you live in, it has so much old history.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous and fascinating post, James! And your photos are gorgeous, as always! Thanks for the interesting history as well!

Have a great week!
Sylvia

marcia@joyismygoal said...

It is beautiful I love the red doors and yes the theater is in the Stockyards area of Ft worth

Irene Toh said...

Majestic looking graveyard..the church is lovely.
Happy Tuesday James..

T.R. said...

Great architectural perspective on these shots!

SandyCarlson said...

Must be interesting to walk through there and look for evidence in the stones of those skirmishes. Great stuff. Thanks for braving the heat.

Ebie said...

This is my main blog.
The heat sure made those clouds beautiful! I am interested in the graveyard an d check out whose names are on their headstones.
P.S. The tar pits is in la Brea, the museum is at USC by the Exposition Park.

Ai Shiang said...

I have been wanting to snap a photo like the last pic. It would be cool taking it at dusk. It makes a wonderful halloween picture :o)

Rajesh said...

The architecture of the church is magnificent. It is nice to see it well maintained.

Arija said...

A very beautiful church, like a hen with her chicks, surrounded by those who once worshipped there. Lovely photos and presentation.

Lew said...

Beautifully photographed! I love the old churches. I also saw your comment on Erin's covered bridge. If you go looking for PA covered bridges, this site will help: http://www.ohiobarns.com/covbri/pa/pacb.html

Cezar and Léia said...

34C wow what a hot day!:)
This place is wonderful and you took beautiful shots from there!I loved that red doorway and the details!
Thanks for sharing James
God bless you
Léia

Wolynski said...

Great photos of a gorgeous church. 93 degrees is nothing, it's positively balmy.

Kcalpesh said...

This is a very nice place! The second picture with the red door look so striking! You've captured the sky very beautifully!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful old church with tons of history!

Dirk said...

Nice church and graveyard, thanks for sharing this

Jacob said...

Nice-looking church; love that stone. Wouldn't want to buried there, though. Actually, don't want to be buried anywhere; at least not yet.

With the red doors, I figured this for an Episcopalian institution.

Hmmm. First time I've been wrong. ;-)

Carolyn said...

What a great post and photos...I absolutely love walking through old grave yards, the history you can learn from the residents is amazing!
Have a great week.
Smiles

Rebecca said...

Hey neighbor...well sort of, at least in blogland. I found your from Martha in PAs blog. I live right near here and pass through Abington all the time. And my husband grew up near Newtown. Enjoyed your photos and will stop back to see more.