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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.