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Centenary Methodist Episcopal church
Lambertville, Hunterdon County

There is a tradition that the itinerant Methodist minister who frequently preached in New Hope served here long before any Methodist class was formed. By 1837 bi-weekly meetings were held in private homes; in 1839 a church was erected, known as Lyceum Hall. The church struggled under small membership and heavy debt through the 1840s and 1850s, but its fortunes revived and by 1865 the congregation resolved to build a new, larger church, which was completed and dedicated in 1866.








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