The Church Tomb of George Whitefield in Pictures

Some friends of mine were recently in Maine visiting family. While there they visited the Old South Church which was founded by George Whitefield in Newbury, MA. Not only did Whitefield found this church, but he is also buried there below the pulpit. I asked for the pictures so I could share them here and they gladly obliged. So a big thank you goes out to John and Shannon for the following pictures. I hope you all enjoy them.

This is the front door of Old South Church.

A stone tablet about the Old South Church.

The cenotaph, or empty tomb, erected in honor of Whitefield.

A close-up of the words on the cenotaph.

The pulpit Whitefield is buried under.

A close-up of the plaque on the pulpit.

A view from outside of Whitefield’s tomb below the pulpit.

Inside the open door of the tomb.

The plaque outside the tomb imprinted with one of Whitefield’s quotes.


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Thomas Twitchell July 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm

If you think this is impressive, you ought to see John Calvin’s.

2 william johnson July 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Calvin is buried in an unmarked grave.

3 Dennis Cramer August 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm

Just visited Whitefield tomb…it was a great honor for me to pay my respects to a great man of God.


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