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Christ Church
Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Church Macon
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Christ Church is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Christ Church
Christ Church
Location in Georgia (U.S. state)
Christ Church is located in the United States
Christ Church
Christ Church
Location in the United States
32°50′18.5″N 83°37′35.2″W / 32.838472°N 83.626444°W / 32.838472; -83.626444
Location 582 Walnut Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
Denomination Episcopal Church
Previous denomination Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America (1861–1865)
History
Founded May 5, 1825
Consecrated 1838 (first building)
May 2, 1852 (current building)
Architecture
Style Gothic
Completed 1834 (first building)
1851 (current building)
Demolished 1851 (first building)
Administration
Diocese Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Province Province IV
Christ Episcopal Church
NRHP reference No. 71000250
Added to NRHP July 14, 1971

Christ Church is an Episcopal church in Macon, Georgia. Founded in 1825, it was the first church established in the city. The current building was built in 1851 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

History

Christ Church was founded by Reverend Lot Jones on May 5, 1825 while on a mission through Georgia. Organized only three years after Macon was incorporated, it was the first church to be founded in the city. In 1826, the fourth convention for the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia was held at the Macon parish, with Bishop Nathaniel Bowen of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina presiding. The first building was constructed in 1834 and later consecrated in 1838. On February 24, 1844, Thomas Fielding Scott was ordained priest by Bishop Stephen Elliott in this building. In 1851, the church building was demolished and replaced by the current structure, a Gothic building which was consecrated by Elliott on May 2, 1852. In October 1863, the church donated its large church bell to the Macon Arsenal as part of the war effort. It would later be replaced in 1868. On December 19, 1867, noted poet Sidney Lanier was married in the church. On July 14, 1971, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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