Saturday, June 23, 2012

Channing Memorial Church

Newport, RI

There are no shortages of churches throughout the New England area.  Many of the congregations and the church buildings themselves date from 1600-1700's and were founded on the principles of religious freedom.  The steeples dominate the landscape.  This is the Channing Memorial Church, built in 1880 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rev. William Ellery Channing, one of the founders of Unitarianism who had been born and raised in Newport.  Rev. Channing's statue can be found just across the street from the church bearing his name.

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