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Wed, Oct 30


Cannon House Office Building Room #122

Church at the Capitol

Join friends and colleagues from government, industry, academia, and the church for a night dedicated to the King.

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Church at the Capitol
Church at the Capitol

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2019, 6:30 PM

Cannon House Office Building Room #122, 27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

About The Event

Before  the United States Capitol was used by the Senate or House of  Representatives, it was used as a church and lasted until well after the  Civil War. Services in the Capitol were interdenominational, where  people from all backgrounds came together to worship one King Jesus.

1800 to 1801: Services were held in the north wing. 

1801 to 1804: Then moved to the temporary chamber of the House known as the “oven.”

1804 to 1807: Back to the north wing.

1807 to 1857: Relocated services to what is now Statuary Hall.

By  1857 when the House moved into its new home in the extension, some  2,000 people a week were attending church services in the House Chamber.  The chamber’s first public use was for church.

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