Click HERE to Search Archived Churches
If you have historical information to be added, or any other questions or comments regarding the database, please click here.
The website side of the Archived Churches database project is done, and historical information is being added by Conference Historian, Anne Phillips. Church History fields have also been added to the Active Church records in the Church Dashboard.
The information about St. Andrew, the most recently discontinued church, has been added to provide a good example for everyone to see. Please click http://memphis-umc.net/churchesarchive/detail/119
Here are some churches that have some information started in addition to closing dates:
The search page is at http://memphis-umc.net/churchesarchive (and a link is on all the results pages). The churches can be browsed by districts from this page or directly also.
So far, 115 churches have been entered with their closing dates, most from the last 25 years and a few from before then. Additional information will be added as provided.
Notice the “Gallery” link on the St. Andrew and the Denmark pages. This enables us to include photos, etc. Also, there are additional fields available only from the Console for information we want to keep, but not make public.
Materials from the Archives may be scanned into either the Gallery or into the Files Library to make them available online.
Harrell Phillips, Chairperson of Memphis Conference History and Archives Commission, has gathered information on church closings and property issues from conference journals back to 1908. This information is being added to the database, and his notes have been scanned into pdf files according for each decade:
The online Archived Churches Database project is a collaborative project of the Cabinet, Board of Trustees, Commission on History and Archives, Treasurer's Office, Connectional Ministries Team and Communication Action Team.