Colonial-era parishes have long histories to celebrate, generally, but St. George’s Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, VA, kicked off its tricentennial last fall in the midst of the pandemic, observing the creation of the parish in November of 1720. But the official anniversary falls this weekend, as it was on May 1, 1721, that the law creating the parish went into effect. Tonight, the celebration begins with an address from the presiding bishop and continues through the weekend with additional live-streamed activities.
On Friday, April 30 at 7 pm, [St. George’s] will host The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, for a Zoom conversation. On May 1 at 11 am, St. George’s will welcome The Rt. Reverend Susan Goff, Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, and Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor of Fredericksburg, for a special commemoration. ASL Interpretation will be provided for both events.
For more information about St. George’s and its 300th anniversary activities, visit www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net.