Annual Strawberry Festival at Old Stone Church June 4

WOOLWICH TWP. – The Strawberry Festival has returned to the Old Stone Church. You are invited to come join in the food and fellowship, enjoying delicious strawberries, short cake and ice cream outdoors, all under our large shade trees.

This year’s Old Stone Church Strawberry Festival will take place on June 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. The Old Stone Church is located approximately two miles north west of Swedesboro at the intersection of Stone Meeting House Road and Oak Grove Road.  It can be found by taking Oak Grove Road north approximately 3/4 mile from Route 322. 

The Festival is sponsored by the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Swedesboro, which preserves and maintains the old church building, grounds and cemetery and works to introduce people to the history of the church and of our ancestors who worshipped there. Old Stone was built in 1793 and is one of the oldest Methodist Churches in South Jersey.

It remains very much the same today as it was 230 years ago, still lit only by oil lamps and warmed by only the worshippers.  The Church and cemetery will be open for viewing throughout the event.

Ticket prices are only $8 for adults and children 10 and over and $5 for children under 10. The festival is a fundraiser toward the preservation of the church. Tickets can only be purchased at Old Stone during the event. For additional information, please contact Larry Gardiner at 856-340-9649.

In the event of inclement weather, the Festival will be held at Bethesda United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, in Swedesboro at Kings Highway and Railroad Avenue. Call 856-467-0127 for information on that day.

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