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Top 10 Beautiful Places to Worship in High Point

April 19, 2019

Here at High Point Discovered, we love finding the best places to help you uncover your new favorite meal, drink, shop, hangout, or business. Now let us introduce you to some of our best architecture. Chartered in 1859, High Point is home to a rich history of architectural beauty. And at the crossroads of historical beauty and tradition are some of the most beautiful churches in the area.

Today, we’ve compiled ten of the most beautiful churches in High Point for you and your family to worship in this Easter season.

1. First Baptist Church

Founded in 1825, First Baptist Church of High Point is the oldest church building in the city (technically built even before High Point was a city!) This historic church is a staple of our beautiful downtown landscape and continues to be involved serving our community. Celebrate the Easter season in this historic church in the center of our city.

Interested in attending?  

Time:

Sunday School – 9:45 am

Worship – 11:00 am

 

Location: 405 N. Main St.

2. Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

Wesley Memorial | Photo by ZoZo Photography

Although today, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church stands as a pillar of architectural beauty in High Point, it started with humble beginnings in 1856, when 17 people built a one-room church on what would one day become Washington St. It wasn’t until 1968 that the iconic high-steepled building with its beautiful stone walls and stained glass was erected for worship on Chestnut Drive. Today, Wesley Memorial continues to be a missions-minded church, sending funds overseas for missions efforts, as well as supporting local ministries like food pantries, clothing closets, and after-school tutoring projects. Take part in High Point’s history and beauty by worshipping at Wesley Memorial this Easter.

Interested in attending?

Time:

Traditional service – 8:30 am (Chapel)

Contemporary worship service – 9:45 am (Fellowship Hall)

Liturgical worship service – 11:00 am (Sanctuary)

 

Location: 1225 Chestnut Dr.

3. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church | Photo by ZoZo Photography

St. Mary’s, first erected in 1890, has been involved in bettering our community for quite some time. On the forefront of social issues like education and the Civil Rights Movement, St. Mary’s continues to stay involved by supporting Open Door Ministries and West End Ministries. This beautiful church, just off Farriss Avenue has incredible stone work that harkens back to the day of early British architecture. Partake in long-standing traditions in this intimate church setting for the Easter season.

Interested in attending?  

Time:

Sunday – 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 11:00 am

 

Location: 108 W. Farriss Ave.

4. First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian | Photo by ZoZo Photography

First Presbyterian Church High Point was founded in 1859, shortly after High Point’s charter. The current sanctuary, erected in 1928, is a beautiful stone Gothic building reminiscent of British cathedrals. It was first built and used for an Easter worship service. What better way to celebrate this Easter season than in this beautiful center for worship, that still serves our community today?

 

Interested in attending?  

Time:

Worship – 9:00 am, 11:00 am

 

Location: 918 N. Main St.

5. Deep River Friends Meeting

Deep River Friends Meeting began as an assembly in 1753 (okay, way before High Point was founded!) Since some of the earliest settlers to the High Point area were English Quakers, it makes sense that this church would have some of the earliest roots. While the first building was a simple structure built in 1758, the current building has been standing since 1875. Deep River Friends Meeting has been involved in social issues in High Point for decades, stretching back to the abolition of slavery. This Easter, take time to participate with this congregation in their worship that has been a part of High Point for centuries.

 

Interested in attending?  

Time:

 

Simple worship – 9:00 am

Worship meeting – 11:00 am

 

Location: 5300 W. Wendover Ave.

6. Immaculate Heart of Mary

This beautiful church, Immaculate Heart of Mary, started as a mission from the Benedictine Fathers of Belmont Abbey, and held occasional masses in 1903. But it wasn’t until 1928 that the land was purchased for their beautiful, historic sanctuary. Today, Immaculate Heart of Mary operates in a newer building on Johnson Street. The congregation centers on worship through celebration of the Eucharist, Holy Scripture, and tradition. All are welcome to take part in one of their Mass services this Easter season.

 

Interested in attending?

Time:

Saturday Vigil – 5:30 pm

Sunday Mass – 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am

 

Location: 4145 Johnson St.

7. Word of Life Tabernacle

Word of Life Tabernacle | Photo by ZoZo Photography

Although Word of Life Tabernacle is one of the newer church buildings in High Point, it is beautifully designed to encompass extensive grounds on Deep River Road. With a nod to traditional church design by way of the stone columns, it houses a variety of versatile spaces for ministry including a Family Life Center. The church was founded by a husband and wife, longtime natives of High Point who have a passion for reaching their city with ministry and love. Experience their mission and worship this Easter.

 

Interested in attending?

Time:

Sunday Worship – 10:00 am

 

Location: 1801 Deep River Rd.

8. First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church High Point is another traditional and beautiful church building located in downtown High Point. Its towering steeple, traditional brick and stately columns all create a sense of reverence and permanence, making it a staple of the community. Today, this historic church focuses on reaching our community through a variety of ministries and service opportunities. Join them on Easter as they worship together in their sanctuary that is every bit as beautiful as the outside of their church.

Interested in attending?

Time:

Sunday worship – 11:00 am

 

Location: 512 N. Main St.

9. Emerywood Baptist Church

Emerywood Baptist | Photo by ZoZo Photography

Emerywood Baptist is located in the beautiful, historic Emerywood neighborhood and the church is no less beautiful than the homes that surround it. This brick and columned traditional church building is situated on Country Club Drive, and adds a stately and welcoming presence. Today, the church invites all into its doors for worship, service, and community. For Easter this year, celebrate with them in their beautiful sanctuary for worship.

 

Interested in attending?

Time:

Sunday, 10:00 am

 

Location: 1300 Country Club Dr.

10. Forest Hills Presbyterian Church

Forest Hills Presbyterian Church | Photo by ZoZo Photography

Forest Hills Presbyterian Church features a non-traditional open arched entryway that makes it both beautiful and interesting. This church, located near Northwood Elementary School, wants its congregation to love and serve people of our community. Their beautiful sanctuary offers the perfect place for you and your family to worship this Easter season, and they invite you to get involved in your community.

Interested in attending?

Time:

Sunday worship, 11:00 am

 

Location: 836 W. Lexington Ave.

Whatever your traditions are this Easter season, we at High Point Discovered hope this list can jump start your exploration of some of the beautiful, local architecture in our city, and maybe even help you and your family form new traditions.

Discovering our High Points,

The HP Discovered Team

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