Guided Tour of St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, 118 West Main Street, 3 – 5 PM, on Saturday, April 4
We cordially invite members of the community to join us on Saturday, April 4 from 3 – 5 PM, when St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, in collaboration with the Friends of Old Annville, will offer a guided tour of the beautifully-restored church building at 118-120 West Main Street, recipient of the FOOA’s 2019 Historic Building Award.
Church Deacon Mr. John Borland, responding to the church winning the Historic Building Award, wrote: “We want so much for our church not only to serve our congregation but also to be a building and place that fits with and serves the people of Annville. We want to be of help to the community and also for those in Annville to better know us that we may better know you. I hope we are working well towards those ends.”
Built around 1861, the building was home to St. Paul United Brethren Church until 1928, when it was purchased by St. Paul the Apostle Church. In 1981, St. Paul moved to its current location at 125 S. Spruce St., and in 1997 the building was purchased by St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, which celebrated its grand opening in November of that year.
Since that time, the Church has undergone a series of major renovations. It is a truly magnificent building, both inside and out, and well-worth touring. Photos of the exterior painting and restoration can be found here: Restoration Photos.
We hope you can join us on Saturday, April 4.