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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.

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  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.


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