St. Marys Methodist Church – St Marys, Georgia

St. Mary’s, Georgia – This beautiful church, built in 1858 looks small – but when built, it seated 200!  I had a chance to take a look around this beautiful and historic church, and learn more about the history.

Originally the congregation worshipped in City Hall, before the original church was built in 1812.  While it was later destroyed, a piece of the altar rail was recovered!

From the front, it looks like a small church – note how tall it is?  Originally it had a balcony an could seat a total of 200!  The building, from 1858, survived the Civil War – and just think of the history it has seen over the years!

Interior

Inside the church, I immediately noticed the stained glass.  It dates to 1913, when the addition for the choir was made to the church.  And imagine this – they found a Civil War cannonball lodged in the back wall when starting the addition!

The historical marker gives a great history of the church.

Historic Marker

Just an absolutely beautiful place to worship – and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to visit while in town.  Thanks so much for reading the blog, I sure do appreciate it!

 

 

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