St. Cecilia's R.C. Church - Sheldon, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Nature Noggins
N 42° 44.247 W 078° 25.065
17T E 711374 N 4734893
Quick Description: A beautiful church in Sheldon, NY
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2008 8:25:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM390Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 65

Long Description:
In the early 1800's it was decided that a Catholic church was needed in the Sheldon area. In November of 1839 a log building was constructed to serve as a church for the community. It didn't take long for the congregation to outgrow this small church and it was decided to build a wooden church 1/4 mile away. Some of the parishioners didn't want to worship in the new church so they would go to the log church and wait for the Priest. The Priest was at the new church however.

The Bishop was finally called in to reconcile the differences, but there was no reasoning with some of the parishioners and the log chapel was soon closed.

In 1889 the cornerstone was laid for the present day St. Cecilia's RC church. The church was completed in 1892 and is still used today.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1889

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Street address of Church:
corner Centerline Rd & Dutch Hollow Rd
Sheldon, NY USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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