Did you know that we have soldiers from the Revolutionary War buried in our graveyard, right in front of our main entrance? We will be honoring those soldiers during our Independence Day celebration on July 4th with a short presentation on the life and times of some of our Revolutionary soldiers. These soldiers most likely fought in the Battle of Whitemarsh in November 1777 against the British army in defense of liberty and freedom from British Rule. Several sources chronicle these soldiers’ lives during the Revolutionary War in Whitemarsh.
There are tales of British troops storming down Church Road in pursuit of Washington’s army among many other interesting things. According to one source, both the British and Americans quartered themselves at different times in the little stone church, “…they greatly injured and defaced the building…and made use of the gravestones to cook upon.” Indeed, Edward Farmar’s flat gravestone may have been used for cooking during this time of the Revolutionary War but survived unscarred and is presently seen in our graveyard, in its original location.
Join us for iced tea and lemonade on the lawn Sunday, July 1st following the 10am worship service. There will be snacks colonial food and beverages!
For questions please text or leave a message for Richard Lee at (215) 836-5127!