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A marvelous Greek-revival building, the Christ Church was founded in 1733. Upon first glance visitors notice its dignified presence, stately columns and slim side windows. The building was reconstructed in 1838 and today is home to many original artifacts. Among the several rectors who presided over the church is John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Wesley is known for his musical gift and interests and for publishing his collection of Psalms and Hymns, the first publication of its kind in America.
Under his leadership, the Christ Church also taught the very first Sunday School Class in North America. Today the church is a significant place of worship for many and a wonderful example of the rich history of Savannah’s religious sects.