This beautiful church in Monmouth County took me by surprise. Christ Church  on Broad Street in Shrewsbury. It's a beautiful historic church with a fantastic bell tower.

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Christ Church is an Episcopal Church and has great history in the community. According to their website the parish was founded in 1702. Earlier versions of the church were constructed in the area of Broad Street and Sycamore Avenue in Shrewsbury.

The current church in Shrewsbury was built in 1769, making the church 252 years old. Christ Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. When I passed the church the fantastic clock tower caught my eye, what a great part of this historic landmark. The clock tower was built in the mid 18th century with a new bell installed in 1825.

Shawn Michaels

 

During the Revolutionary War the church was used as a barracks for patriot soldiers. This church in Shrewsbury is full of history and a real gem here in Monmouth County.

Share your memories of this historic church and any pics you might have also. Post your comments and photos in the comments section below. We would love to read them. Next time you are in the area take a moment to view American history right here at the Jersey Shore.

Christ Church is located in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County at 380 Sycamore Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

 

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