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Pemberton Baptist Church


Pemberton, Burlington County
Main Street
founded 1840, original church built 1843
(pictured is their 1938 building)

Pemberton-GraceThe Grace (Episcopal) Church was built in 1938, but their original church was purchased from the Baptists who erected it in 1843. It is now a florist shop on Hanover Street, and I have not yet photographed it.

The Anglican priest in 1883, Rev. Lighthipe, writing for Woodward’s history, says the Grace Episcopal Church congregation initially used the lower floor of the Odd Fellows Hall, which had been fitted up as a chapel, until 1861. They purchased that church in 1861 from the Baptist congregation which had erected it in 1843 for evening meetings in town and for Sunday school use.

This is a solid-looking stone church with quite an ornate Georgian-style entablature around the entrance, and round arch windows. The cupola and half window in the gable are also Georgian.

Woodward, 406-407, with special thanks to Gregory Dean Smith, Director of Music for the church