Neither power outage, nor poor WiFi connectivity, nor traffic jam on I-95 could keep St. Georgians from celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the Parish of St. George’s April 30 – May 2, 2021! A big thank you to the Rev. Deacon Ed Jones for capturing the spirit of these celebrations. He wrote an article in The Free Lance-Star. You can read the article here.
On Friday, we began our celebrations with An Evening with Bishop Curry. This Zoom conversation was moderated by our Rector, the Rev. Joe Hensley, and the Rev. Deacon Ed Jones. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church – the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry – spoke about love and the Episcopal Church. Additionally, he challenged us as Christians to be imitators of Christ. It was a truly unforgettable evening. You can view a video of the conversation below.
Next, on Saturday, we celebrated the Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of St. George’s. Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw attended and read a proclamation. The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, also provided a special blessing. St. Georgians young and old – and some with four paws! – gathered on the street outside our building for the special service. We also unveiled the plaque which honors our designation on the National Register of Historic Places. Below is a video of the celebrations.
St. Georgian Earl Baughman was onsite to take photographs of the celebrations.
Our Sunday morning worship included a special sermon from Bishop Curry.
Thank you to everyone who helped make these celebrations possible!