Two Western Massachusetts Episcopal congregations band together to survive

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Two long-established Episcopal congregations have become one in an effort to continue their South County ministries and eventually build a new church.

St. George's Episcopal Church of Lee and St. James Episcopal Church of Great Barrington have merged, spiritually and financially, to become Grace Church.

The Rev. Frances A. Hill is the church rector, having been St. James' rector for nearly five years and vicar of St. George's for two years.

On Jan. 20, the newly formed 91-member congregation is scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting to elect lay leaders and conduct other church business.

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Posted January 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. TomRightmyer wrote:

The article notes that the same priest has been serving both congregations and that both had sold their buildings. I have not checked the maps but the combined church with a new name has every external chance of success.

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