The two-room Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Church, 1188 Valley Road, Quarryville, is the oldest Covenanter Presbyterian Church in North America.

52nd Annual Worship Service

The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation held its 52nd annual celebration and worship service at the Covenanter Church on Sunday, October 20.   As is our tradition, the Kirkin' O' Th' Tartans Ceremony was performed honoring "Scots away from Scotland."  Richard Keene, an Elder from Middle Octorara, portrayed his father Roy Keene - living history from 1925.  State Representative, Ryan Aument was the featured speaker. A Solanco graduate, Rep. Aument's topic was "An Opportunity Society."  He spoke highly of the Solanco School System and of his "old" teacher John Girvin, our Vice-president.  The Solanco Chorale performed three songs including the National Anthem.  President Barry Girvin spoke of the Foundation's priorities starting with continued work on the Church walls, shelving for the schoolroom (museum), and work on areas above the Church ceiling.  He encouraged membership, and financial support.  Individual memberships are $15 and family memberships are $20.  The mailing address is:  

Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation

50 Newport Pike

PO Box 244

Gap, PA  17527

For a tour of the Church and schoolroom please contact Barry Girvin at 717-393-8560 or email