Carol ser­vice set Dec. 4 for Old Starr Methodist Church

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QUEEN ANNE — Gather for an even­ing of Christ­mas carols at Old Starr Methodist Church in Queen Anne at 6 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 4. Song leader is Nancy Cook of the Cen­tre­ville United Methodist Church. Ser­vice will be fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments in the sep­a­rate church hall.

Old Starr Methodist Church’s be­gin­ning was in a lit­tle vil­lage called Hall’s Cross Roads in the late 1770s. The Hall’s Cross Roads So­ci­ety was a reg­u­lar preach­ing ap­point­ment and ac­tive in the early 1780s.

John Emory, who later be­came Bishop, was con­verted at a “bush meet­ing” near Hall’s Cross Roads in 1806.

This present church was built in the late 1850s and ded­i­cated in Novem­ber 1860. Start­ing in 1881, Sun­day School was held from April through the sec­ond Sun­day of Oc­to­ber.

In 1882 the church was re­paired and fres­coed in an out­stand­ing man­ner. In 1886 a new or­gan was pur­chased.

Some­time be­tween 1885 and 1890 Hall’s Cross Roads was changed to Starr by the Post Of­fice De­part­ment. In 1899 this church be­came Starr M.E. Church.

In 1927 the Greenville School House was pur­chased and moved to the church grove.

In 1948 the church was again re­paired and painted inside and out. Rev. Otho Brewer was the min­is­ter.

In 1959 the mem­bers were num­bered at 17 and the con­fer­ence closed the church. In 1961 the church changed to Richard As­bury and re­mained an ac­tive church un­til 1995, when it closed again.

In 1997 the Methodist con­fer­ence sold the church to a com­mit­tee to re­store and keep.

Call Dolly Tay­lor at 410758-0755 for more in­for­ma­tion.

PHOTO BY ANGELA PRICE

Isa­iah Em­bert pro­vides mu­si­cal ac­com­pa­ni­ment on pi­ano, while Nancy Cook leads the singing dur­ing a pre­vi­ous Christ­mas carol ser­vice.

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