Originally established as a "hay barn" and named - The Colored Church in 1817 by black people who traveled across the Delaware River from Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey to Historic Yardley Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
In 1877 renamed/founded as The African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E) Church. Built in the simple Victorian board and batten style.
We've already made good progress, but we have much more to do! Take a look at these beautiful one hundred forty-six (146) year old cathedral style windows, doors and wood plank floors - all to be preserved! We have completed the initial interior clean-up and are now in our next step renovations planning via some wise and wonderful advice from our friends "the Taylors" of Yardley! We are also in the planning phase for the exterior restoration to retain it's beautiful late 1800’s architecture and Victorian board and batten style, to high renown. “GLORY!”
>>> Check back soon! Fundraiser activities will be announced for the Fall of 2022! History begins at home, community, county, state, and country! "Friends Gather Here" - At Gather Place - learn about Bucks County
history known by many of our invited friends, speakers, and exhibits.. Learn about the little Historic Yardley Borough I knew through my wonderful childhood experiences growing up in this neighborhood. "GIFT!" https://www.visitbuckscounty.com/blog/post/yardley-through-the-years-the-lee-family-part-1/.
Please $upport this positive place as we strive to understand each other better! (We are accepting donations now - Thank-you!). Join in on our telling the stories about the Bucks County we know...the families and neighbors, the parades, ice skating, sledding, fishing and so many more activities and traditions that made this Historic Borough so very special (then and now). “GRATITUDE!"
Shirley Lee Corsey, Conservator
The "old" A.M.E. Church of Yardley.| Gather Place | 215.595.2722