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Belford Methodist Episcopal Church
Belford, Monmouth County

The Methodist church in Belford is a large wooden-frame building with a transept—a large cross-gable about midway back. That is unusual in a Methodist church, which generally were traditional meetinghouses or either L-shape or T-shape. The entrance is through a square tower located at the southwest corner of the building and has a shed roof. There is a large Gothic-arch window with etched glass framed with colored panes in the center of the gable end. Another structure—probably for Sunday School and
other meetings has been added to the rear.
     The original name was the Port Monmouth Methodist Episcopal Church but when that portion of Port Monmouth was split off to form Belford in 1892, the name of the church was changed to the Belford Methodist Episcopal Church.




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