March 25, 2018

Lamps Memorial Methodist Church


This charming church is on Wardensville Grade between Winchester and Star Tannery, Virginia. Next door to it is a brick church called Mt. Pleasant-Lamps United Methodist Church.

Lamps Church was founded in 1857. According to their history online , the original building was used as a hospital during the Civil War. A new brick church was dedicated in 1962. Available records for Lamps date back to 1800. Meetings were held in a log school house 400 yards from the present site, where a Methodist Episcopal Church, South was built in 1982. The evangelical United Brethren Church merged with the Methodist church in 1968-1970. Mount Pleasant and Lamps were joined together in 1978. The congregation worships in the newer, Mount Pleasant facility, except for 5th Sundays when they return to worship at Lamps.

8 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing the history of this beautiful church my friend!

    looks not much bigger yet very charming and elegant

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  2. ...a lot of history here!

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  3. Pretty church with an interesting history.

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  4. A fine picture of this church and an informative comment that i liiked.

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  5. That is cool that they still occasionally use the historical church.

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  6. Nice to read the history and see this lovely church.

    All the best Jan

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