The Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church is one of the three original churches established in Gurley in 1892.
The Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church was added to the Alabama
Register of Landmarks and Heritage
November 12, 1987. A summary write-up/sketch is shown below.
The sketch was done by Mr. Ed Rosenfeld as his l974 Christmas Card in honor of his wife, Julia, and her first church.
As we approach the
Century Celebration of MCHS, we can be especially proud of our church's
role in the educational emphasis in the Gurley community - first through
Robert Donnell High School and Madison County High School and the
From its earliest beginnings as one of the three original churches
established in Gurley in 1892, the Presbyterian church has played an
integral role in the religious and educational development of the
community. The original church site was on Church Street where the Doug
Hereford home now stands.
During the early 1900's, as the Presbyterian reformation occurred across the country, members of the Gurley denomination were also discussing church government. Growing dissatisfaction, seemingly irreconcilable differences with the Presbyterian USA faction, and an injunction barring CP's from holding services in their present church site led to the decision to erect a new building.
The present structure (pictured above) was built in 1912 on the "garden spot" property donated by Postmaster Cobb under the guidance of building committee members A. E. Smith, Henry Smith, J. D. Champion, and Dr. Benjamin Emmett Graham. The church was dedicated 5/4/19.
The Gurley CP congregation in conjunction with the Robert Donnell
We are all proud of the significant contributions made by the Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and take great pride in the outstanding leadership it has exhibited and in the beautiful example of architecture it represents.
PO Box 335
Church Office 256-776-2331
Worship: 9:00 AM
Sunday School: 10:30 AM
Youth/Adult Studies Sunday: 5:00 PM
Mid-Week Activities Wednesday: 5.45 PM
Workday Photo Album
Worship 9:00 a. m.
Sunday School: 10:30 a. m.
The official Cumberland Presbyterian Church web site