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The Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The Town of Amherstburg
At the North American Black Historical Museum
on the east side of King Street just south of Gore Street

Coordinates: N 42 06.080 W 83 06.364


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Plaque Text

In 1848, refugees from American slavery built this church by hand to serve Amherstburg's growing Black community. It is named for Bishop Nazery, who led many congregations, including this one, from the American-based AME Church Conference into the new Canadian-based British Methodist Episcopal Church. The denomination flourished until the late 19th century when many dwindling congregations consolidated and reunited with the AME Church. This evocative stone chapel speaks to the faith of the Underground Railroad refugees and to their commitment to build lives as free Canadians.

Related Ontario plaques
The African Methodist Episcopal Church of Oro
R. Nathaniel Dett Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church
Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church
Otterville African Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery

Related Toronto plaque
African Methodist Episcopal Church



Black History

Amherstburg Plaques

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