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Old Mariner’s Church Tour

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 9:45am - 1:30pm

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Mariners’ Church of Detroit was founded in 1842 by Julia Ann Anderson, at a time when Michigan had only been a state for five years. The church was created as a non-denominational, independent parish with a focus on providing a free place of worship for sailors, and maritime travelers of the Great Lakes. Originally at the foot of Woodward Avenue, Mariners’ moved its building to its current location in 1955. Mariners’ has long served the Detroit community in a variety of ways, including two Sunday services, a noon-time Thursday service, Sunday School, weekly Bible studies, and several outreach programs for the community. Mariners’ parishioners come from varied Christian backgrounds — yet all come together to worship at this “House of Prayer for All People”, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The church grounds contain a bronze sculpture of George Washington wearing the apron of a master mason by Donald De Lue. Take an hour long docent led tour. Please note there are several sets of stairs both outside and inside the church. There isn’t a parking lot, so the bus will be dropping off and picking up on Jefferson Avenue. After the tour enjoy lunch on your own at Sinbad’s. Sindbad’s since 1949 is celebrating 73 years of providing Detroit with a one of a kind dining experience at the Detroit River. 

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