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“Beautiful church and grounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Christ Church

Christ Church
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Christ Church, Frederica has docents available Tuesday through Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. The churchyard is open to the public from sunrise to sunset Tuesday through Sunday. The church and the grounds are closed to the public on Monday's for maintenance. Bus tours and group tours are available, please call or email the office to set up a group tour. From time to time, the church and churchyard are closed to accommodate funerals and weddings.
Titusville
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“Beautiful church and grounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We toured the Christ Church and cemetery. Reading some of the grave stones revealed how young some of the children were who passed away. The docent was very knowledgeable of the history of the church and area. The gardens across the street are beautiful as well. Take the time to stroll through the grounds and admire the architecture. Of course the church was beautiful as well.

Visited September 2013
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Arkansas
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“Read Beloved Invader by Price before your visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

and walk through the cemetery. It is tranquil, yet very moving experience.

If you do not get a chance to read the book, at least read some history of the church, as well as Anson Dodge Jr. It is an amazing story.

Visited September 2013
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Canton
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“Methodist's need to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Incredible place to feel the history of this area! We hired a docent to lead our group for the morning and Christ Church was a highlight for us all!

Visited October 2012
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Tour the gardens across the street! The docent was very knowledgeable and the inside of the church is a real gem!

Visited July 2013
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Dover, New Hampshire
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“THE PHOTO IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

The photo of this lovely white Episcopal church in a quiet setting near Fort Frederica is worth 1,000 words. It's a beautiful church in a beautiful setting. It's picture-perfect.

The church and its grounds are steeped in history. Although the present structure was built in 1884, the congregation was founded in 1736 as a mission of the Church of England. The Rev. Charles Wesley, who was the ordained priest of that church, conducted the first services inside a chapel at nearby Fort Frederica. His brother, the founder of Methodism, The Rev. John Wesley, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Savannah, visited and preached here under the Wesley Oak out front before and after his brother's departure due to ill health. John also served this congregation in 1737.

Christ Church Cemetery is on church grounds. The oldest tombstone is dated 1803. In addition to novelist Eugenia Price, James Gould, first lighthouse keeper of the St. Simons Lighthouse, is buried here along with John Couper, the St. Simons Island plantation owner who deeded 4 acres of land to the government in 1804 for the site of St. Simons Lighthouse.

Try to time your visit when the church is open for services or tours. At the time of my visit, tours were from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday, except Easter and Christmas.

This was a nice "add-on" to my visit to Fort Frederica just down Frederica Road and the Wesley Monument to John and Charles Wesley which is further down the same road.

Visited January 2013
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