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General information about this church and its congregation


This elegant structure was dedicated in 1898. It is made of stone with a slate roof and all copper rain gutters and spouting. The congregation takes great pride in the church's upkeep. The building is beautiful inside and contains a supurb organ.

Here is a post card photo of this church taken in 1898

This is a February 2012 Lima News article about the Welsh history of this church.

Church mail address: P.O. Box 678, Venedocia OH 45894
Church Phone 419-667-4142

Pastor: Rev. Tom Emery PastorTomEmery@salemchurch.cc

Church secretry: secretary@salemchurch.cc


The book SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1848-2008
Twelve years in the making, this comprehensive history of Salem Presbyterian Church is finally available. The book is 245 pages long, with 111 pages of narrative history and 26 appendices, including many historical documents. Photographs are included throughout the book. Here is a sample chapter.
“I couldn’t put it down.”
“It was so interesting.”
“I was expecting something dry and boring, and this isn’t.”
To order your copy, contact the church. The price is $15 if you pick it up, or $20 if we ship the book to you. Send your check made out to Salem Presbyterian Anniversary Committee along with your address to Salem Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 678, Venedocia, OH 45894


Most Salem annual reports from well into the 19th century are available for download. The older reports are in the Welsh language. These reports include membership lists and are a great source of information for people doing genealogical research into their Venedocia roots.

You can read several documents about this church's history


Church Schedule:

Every Sunday Worship service with nursery and Junior Church, Sundays 9:30a.m.
Sunday school for all ages, Sundays 10:45a.m.

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