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The small church by the highway

india Updated: Mar 12, 2010 02:33 IST

Measuring in at a diminutive 15 feet in length and 10 feet in width, the ‘Smallest Church in America’ is vintage roadside America along Georgia’s coast and is quite the antidote to today’s mega-churches that seat thousands.

The tiny sanctuary, built in 1949 from an idea conceived by local grocer Agnes Harper, is resplendent with stained glass windows, seating for about a dozen people, a wooden pulpit adorned with a simple cross, and even a miniature bell tower.

Tucked into a grove of gnarled, seemingly ancient oaks drizzled with Spanish moss, the church is about an hour’s drive south of Savannah. The non-denominational church never locks its doors and welcomes flocks from all religions. It’s a special place, and an easy rest stop from the never-ending jumble of traffic.