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Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. by Moses Whitcher Mann. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, April 18, 1910, and illustrated by forty lantern slides.] MEDFORD, one of the oldest towns of Massachusetts, had no church organization for over seventy years, and no meeting-house till sixty years after its settlement. The Gospel was preached here, however. Though at first styled a peculiar, it was like others in the fact that nearly two centuries elapsed ere there was a second an
others, and organized numerous circles of girls as deaconess' helpers.
One of its number, Mrs. E. G. Came, was the prime mover, in 1893, of the effort that resulted in the Ladies' Aid Union, now representing over one hundred societies of Eastern Massachusetts, and was its first president, and in 1902 another, Mrs. Elizabeth J. C. Mann, who had served as secretary, filled the same honorable position.
The building of the two houses of worship, their repair, and maintenance of public worship, ha