A History Of The Church Of The Messiah

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Church Of The Messiah
The Church of the Messiah on Dekalb Pike in Lower Gwynedd, PA.

Church Of The Messiah
Click on the cover to read or download the .PDF (58 pages).

Written by the Very Reverend Nicholas B. Wainwright and published in 1966, this rare book details the first 100 years of the history of the Church of the Messiah. An Episcopalian Church, it is located at what was once the center of Gwynedd Township in Montgomery County. It shares this distinction with the Gwynedd Friends Meeting, a short walk away.

The location is on Route 202, Dekalb Pike, near the intersection of Sumneytown Pike. An interesting aspect of this area is that there are very few residences in the vicinity, which is the way it was in 1866 when the church was founded and Gwynedd was predominately farmland.

Today, Dekalb Pike and Sumneytown Pike have sundered both the church and the Meeting House from most foot traffic because of the (potentially deadly) flow of automobiles. Nevertheless, it is a thriving church, as is Gwynedd Friends Meeting.

Reverend Wainwright's detective work in 1966 produced a very interesting historical read.