On Friday, February 25, 2022, Mr. Michael Strickland, a licensed stained glass specialist, joined Mr. Don Faircloth of the Edenton Construction Company and Mr. Willie Drew of the Kadesh AME Zion Church in inspecting the historic stained glass windows of the Church that had been in storage since the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel. Mr. Strickland […]
On Friday, February 18, 2022, members of the Kadesh AME Zion Church, the Kadesh Restoration Committee, and the Edenton Historical Commission gathered in front of the historic Kadesh Church to receive a symbolic check representing the $2 million grant that the Restoration Project has received from the State of North Carolina. Representative Ed Goodwin presented […]
Check out the link to read the news coverage of the Project’s grant from the State of North Carolina: https://www.dailyadvance.com/chowan/news/local/kadesh-church-on-the-road-to-restoration/article_618bf1d5-e66c-53f5-821f-99b7deebf7b9.html
Today, the Kadesh Restoration Committee, along with Representative Ed Goodwin, shared with the Kadesh AME Zion Church congregation that the State of NC is granting $2M to the Edenton Historical Commission for the restoration of their church! The below information and images were shared by Commissioner Samuel Bobbitt Dixon: “Today was a great day in […]
Last week we had the honor of viewing the interior of the Kadesh A. M. E. Zion Church. Pictured is the section of the Church where the pipe organ was located. The second image is a view of the same organ and choir area before Hurricane Isabel created so much devastation that the interior of […]
On October 22, 2021, the Kadesh Restoration Project welcomed Mr. Earl Ijames, Curator at the North Carolina Museum of History, to the Kadesh sanctuary. Mr. Ijames gave a presentation on the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse earlier in the day, and then proceeded to the Kadesh AME […]
We are so grateful to NC Humanities for awarding the Edenton Historical Commission a grant for the Kadesh Restoration Project! This grant will support the general operations of the Project.
The restoration work is ramping up! We just received a major grant from the Sacred Spaces fund and other meaningful donations! We are so grateful for every dollar donated for this project, and we look forward to the day when the congregation can come back home.
The long-awaited restoration of the Kadesh A.M.E. Zion Church in Edenton, NC has begun, with a leap of faith that community support will see it through. If you would like to contribute to this project, call 252-482-7800 or send contributions to: Kadesh Church Restoration, c/o Edenton Historical Commission, 505 South Broad Street, Edenton, NC 27932. […]
The work has begun at Kadesh AME Zion church on East Gale Street in Edenton! Siding removal started at 8 a.m. on February 8, 2021. If you would like to contribute to this project, give us a call at 252-482-7800.