2015 Greeting
Projects and Places (under construction)
House of Hope

House of Hope Presbyterian Church

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When the Territory of Minnesota was organized in 1849 a young missionary from Philadelphia, Reverend Edward Duffield Neill, set out to form its first Presbyterian congregation - First Church in downtown Saint Paul.  He started a second congregation on Christmas Eve, 1855 and named it House of Hope. The name was selected "desiring that it might be the place of refuge for weary and heavy-laden souls."  After these churches merged in 1914 the construction of the existing church at 797 Summit Avenue began. This Gothic church is rich in symbolism; collectively the architecture, stained glass windows, carvings and adornments

create an inspired setting for worship and reflection.