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Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church - New Castle PA

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A small congregation, known for a time as the Shenango Associate Church and meeting since was early as 1810, was officially chartered in December 1849. A faction of the congregation broke away at that time, but the two groups were rejoined in 1859 to form the new First United Presbyterian Church. A church was opened on North Jefferson Street in 1884 and replaced in 1902, but the latter was lost to a devastating fire on the evening of December 31, 1927. The congregation, led by the Reverend S. E. Irvine, rallied together and decided to rebuild at a new location in the North Hill district. A grandiose stone church (shown above), located on East Clen Moore Boulevard, was dedicated on May 18, 1930. Due to mergers on a national level the thriving congregation adopted the name of Clen-Moore United Presbyterian Church in 1959 and then simply Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church in 1983. The church remains in active service today. (Mar 2012) Full Size

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  1. Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church is not in Neshannock it’s in the City. Neshannock starts at the intersection of Mercer and Clenmoore going towards 18.

  2. From 1951-1966, I attended Clen-Moor Pres, First Christian downtown by the YMCA, & a Welsh First Congregational Church that has been torn down. In June of 1966 my moved to California to be the West Coast salesman for Johnson Bronze.

    David Parsons

  3. I live a half block from this church since 1931 and still live there. I have been a member since 1933. This church was built by a contractor Clyde Gillfilan that I knew very well. This church is one of the most beautiful in Lawrence County. This is the first thing I see in the morning looking out my window.

  4. I live half a block from the church since 1931 and have been a member since 1933.It is one of the most beautiful in Lawrence County. It was build by a local contractor Clyde Gillflian who was a neighbor of mine. The church is the first thing I see looking out my bed room window. What a great way to start the day. Harry Banks

  5. I attended here from 1953 to 1974 when I left for the Army. I was confirmed here in 1963. My Grandfather W.C. Stull Sr. chaired the Evangelism Committee and Mom taught Sunday School. My Dad was one of the Trustees also in the sixties. Many memories of this church and I remember when the western wing was added. I lived just down the street at that time…it was around 1968 I believe.

  6. I also had my first job here that dad got for me as an assistant groundskeeper when I was 14.


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