Skip to content

Three Doors at the Tabernacle

aDSC07736 The other day I had just stopped for a quick coffee (ok, and a cake…) and was dashing to a meeting near Old Street Station when I stumbled across these blue triplets. They belong to the former Whitefield’s Tabernacle (also known as Moorfields Tabernacle) on the corner of Tabernacle Street and Leonard Street. A spot of research reveals that the first church on this site was a wooden building erected by followers of the evangelical preacher George Whitefield in 1741. This was replaced by a brick building in 1753.  John Wesley preached a sermon here entitled “On the death of the Rev Mr George Whitefield”. The church was rebuilt in stone and in Gothic style over a century later in 1868.  The foundation stone of the 1868 building reads: “Near this spot stood the Tabernacle built by the Rev. George Whitefield in 1753: 115 years afterward it was taken down and in its place this building was erected.” aDSC07957 aDSC07737c3

 

Linked to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three, Blue Monday and Delectable Doors.

11 replies »

  1. Nice blue color on the doors. The church has quite a history. It seems even the stone building cannot resist the march of time, but faith and worship continues.

    Like

Come join the conversation:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7,269 other followers

Popular Posts

Vergin' on flying high over London
Old
No man can make a tree (or four)
Tidal beach
Glint of gold
Poppies in the dunes
%d bloggers like this: