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John Mann United Methodist Church Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1628 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection consists of three deeds of church property along with a copy of a church mortgage (1893, 1894, & 1933) as well as a variety of items concerning the church and its history. Included in the collection are church bulletins, programs for special events, church history, newsletters, and the names of the church pastors. Last updated 06/12.

HISTORICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL: Shortly before the Civil War at conference at the Market Street Methodist Church, Winchester, VA, decided to organize a new church for the local black population. The result of that meeting was the John Mann United Methodist Church which opened its doors on July 1, 1857 at 119 East Cork Street, Winchester, and still is in operation today.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Historical Sketches of Places of Worship, Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia, by Clay B. Carr and Mildred Carr, Winchester Printers, Inc., Winchester, VA, 1988.

CITE AS: John Mann United Methodist Church Records #1628, Stewart Bell J. Archives Room, Handley Regional Library. Winchester, VA


Choir Day

Christmas Advent

Church Bulletins, Part One

Church Bulletins, Part Two

Church History

Cookbook Committee


Family and Friends Day

Junior Miss Debutante Debut

Newsletters – United Methodist Women

145 Years of Praise and Worship for Christ

Prayer Breakfast

United Methodist Women


Board and Committee

Father’s Day and Mother’s Day

Graduation Ceremony

Men’s Day

Miscellaneous Papers and Notes

News Articles



Pastor’s Birthday and Appreciation Day


Programs and Events

Women’s Day

BOX 3 Programs from other churches

Mount Zion United Methodist Church (Woodstock, VA), 2 pages, printed

Orrick Chapel United Methodist Church (Stephens City, VA), 1 page, 2 leaves, printed

Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (Uniontown, PA), 1 page, 1 leaf, printed

Williams Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (Winchester, VA), 1 page, printed


Mapcase 5, Drawer 8

Deed of trust - parsonage and lot, west side of Kent Street, January 23, 1893, Winchester Deed Book 21, pages 360-362, 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Deed - from Market Street Methodist Episcopal Church, April 29, 1893, Winchester Deed Book 21, pages 416,417), 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Deed - lot between Kent Street and Market Street, on south side of Cork Street, February 22, 1933, Winchester Deed Book 53, page 98, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Mortgage - church property, June 26, 1894, Winchester Deed Book 22, page 57, 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

118th Anniversary program, March 7, 1976, 4 items, 118th Anniversary Commemoration Booklet for John Mann United Methodist Church, March 7, 1976; 10 pages, printed
Program for anniversary meal, 1 leaf, typescript
Program for recital given at John Mann United Methodist Church, 1 leaf, typescript, 2 copies