Beneficent Congregational Church

Beneficent Congregational Church

Infobox_nrhp | name =Beneficent Congregational Church
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caption =
location= Providence, Rhode Island
lat_degrees = 41
lat_minutes = 49
lat_seconds = 11
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 71
long_minutes = 24
long_seconds = 51
long_direction = W
locmapin = Rhode Island
area =
built =1809
architect= Eddy,Barnard; Newman,John
architecture= Greek Revival
added = January 13, 1972
governing_body = Private
refnum=72000035cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

Beneficient Congregational Church is a United Church of Christ congregation of Congregationalist heritage in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, founded in 1743 during the "First Great Awakening".

The current church building features a prominent dome. The structure was built in 1810 and subsequently enlarged with a $30,000 donation from textile entrepreneur Henry J. Steere in honor of his father, Jonah Steere. Beneficent has active ministries working with the homeless in the city and around the world. Beneficent Congregational Church is open for Sunday services and the building is located at 300 Weybosset Street in Providence.

ee also

*List of Registered Historic Places in Providence, Rhode Island
*Providence, Rhode Island
* [http://www.beneficentchurch.org/ Beneficent Congregational Church Website]
* [http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC01727747&id=4FP2GGvdI98C&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=%22beneficent+church%22+built&as_brr=1 History of Rhode Island]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=fl0EAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA603&dq=%22Beneficent+church%22+built&as_brr=1 Thomas Williams, "History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," (American Historical Society, 1920), pg. 603]

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