St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Dedham, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 14.829 W 071° 10.665
19T E 320339 N 4679513
Quick Description: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1859, is the present building for a congregation that has been in existence in Dedham since 1758.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2015 7:23:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
In Dedham, along Court Street, is St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which, since 1857, has been the building for the congregation that has been in Dedham since 1758.

The church building is located on the northwest side of Court Street, and is next to the town's cemetery. It is southwest of the intersection of Court Street, High Street, and Ames Street.

The church is a stone structure made of Dedham Granite with a tall tower and steeple at one corner. Stained glass windows are visible down both sides of the main portion of the building. Connected to the building is There is one entrance through the tower, and one off the southwest side, where there is a plaque above the door with the following text:

"Parish Organized 1758.
This church erected 1857."

The Episcopal congregation was first formed in 1758, during Colonial times. The first structure was built in 1758 diagonally across the intersection where the present building stands. On December 7, 1856, the original church burned down to the ground. This building was built to replace the old structure. Money was raised to begin work and the cornerstone was laid on June 23, 1857. The new church was concecrated on June 17, 1858. The tower and spire was completed in 1869. Arthur Gilman was the architect.

The church holds two services, at 8:00 am and 10:00 am on Sunday.


St Paul's Episcopal Church Web Site (History of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dedham):
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Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1858

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

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

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

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:00 AM

Street address of Church:
59 Court Street
Dedham, MA United States of America

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

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

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

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