Saint Mark's Episcopal Church - Prattville, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 27.754 W 086° 28.190
16S E 549824 N 3591833
Quick Description: Historical Marker at the site of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Prattville, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2011 2:37:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMCXB2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 10

Long Description:
This marker tells the history of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Prattville, Alabama. Although organized in 1859, they moved their first church building to this site in 1876. The present church building was built in 1909.
Marker Name: Saint Mark's Episcopal Church

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The marker's text: Saint Mark's was organized in 1859 as a mission of the Diocese of Alabama. Services were first held at the Presbyterian Church and in the old Court House. In December 1876, the congregation purchased an old wooden frame chapel from the Methodists and moved it to this site, where it was dedicated by Bishop Richard H. Wilmer on April 29, 1877. The baptismal font, pews, and church bell survive from that chapel. The present church building was completed in June 1909. The first service held in this structure was Morning Prayer on June 27. The first celebration of Holy Communion took place on July 25. The church was formally dedicated by Bishop Charles M. Beckwith on October 17. The small parish house west of the nave was built in 1953 and enlarged in 1966 and 1984. It is named in honor of the Chapman family. Miss Erin Chapman was credited with designing the 1909 building at the age of fifteen, and served as parish organist for more than forty years. The Fellowship Hall and Parish Education wing were dedicated by Bishop Robert O. Miller on April 14, 1996. TO THE ETERNAL GLORY OF GOD


Marker Number: Not Listed

Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

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