Standing atop White Oak Hill next to the Revolutionary War's Monmouth Battlefield, this magnificent 18th century Meeting House has endured the  ravages of battle, storm, litigation, and time to remain one of America's most historically significant churches.  

Worship  Service

Sunday School 9:30 AM
Church Service 11:00AM

Visitors Welcome

 

Located at 450 Tennent Road Near Rte 9  in Manalapan, New Jersey - Telephone: (732)446-6299


 

MULTIMEDIA

 

Listen to Audio History of Old Tennent Church and Battle of Monmouth (5 min)

 

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: 7:00 PM AND 11:00 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: 11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Historical Note:

Typical of the simple houses of worship built by strong and devout early settlers, Old Tennent is used today by one of the oldest organized religious groups of our State.  It has had continuous existence for more than ten generations.  The congregation was formed in 1692 by a group of Scottish Dissenters who had fled their homeland to escape James II's severe persecution for their beliefs.  It has occupied its existing building since 1751, and the structure has undergone little fundamental change.

This lovely church once served as a hospital during a celebrated engagement in the War for Independence -- the Battle of Monmouth -- which raged around it on June 28, 1778.  In that encounter the Colonial troops, under Washington's personal command, forced a withdrawal of the enemy which virtually ended Britain's military effectiveness in the northern part of the country.  See also:   More Historical Information and Stories of Old Tennent Church.

 



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Old Tennent Church
P.O. Box 6
Tennent, NJ 07763
Phone: (732) 446-6299

Accessed since January 1, 2000