Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bensalem church to close

From Philadelphia-

The church was built in 1962, but the parish community dates back 1842.

Amid the brightly lit businesses and hurried dash of traffic, an unimposing sign on Street Road in Bensalem announces an end to one of the community's oldest churches.

The Christ Episcopal Church of Eddington at 2026 Street Road will close this Sunday, officials said. Bishop Rodney Michel will lead a 4 p.m. farewell service for the approximately two dozen members still active in the parish.

The two-story church building was constructed in 1962, but the parish community dates to 1842, according to church records. The former Christ Episcopal chapel, which also was on Street Road, was condemned in the 1960s during construction of Interstate 95, parishioners said.

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