National Trust of Guyana

Mission Chapel Congregational Church

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Mission Chapel Congregational Church was founded in 1815 by Reverend John Wray. The first Mission Chapel was destroyed by fire. A second church was rebuilt, but soon became inadequate for the fast growing congregation. The foundation stone for the third Mission Chapel located on Chapel Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice was laid in 1841. It was the first church in Guyana that did not have separate pews for Whites and Blacks.