Chillicothe, a town brimming with history and rich with architectural treasures, will be center stage for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Bicentennial Celebration on April 23rd at 10:00 A.M. and April 30th at 3:00 P.M.
The bicentennial anniversary will be celebrated with multiple events throughout the celebratory year, each open to the public and including visiting dignitaries. A historical presentation of church memorabilia, photographs, and clothing will be on display in the church library during each event.
On April 23rd a historically accurate worship service will be celebrated with liturgy and readings from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer. Period hymns and music selections will include pipe organ, violin and soprano soloist Janet McMahon. Many parishioners will be dressed in period costumes.
The service will be followed by a tea reception in the Saint Paul’s Church Great Hall, open to the public. Former Curator of Adena Mansion and Gardens, Mary Ann Brown, will provide an oral presentation, which will attest to the many connections between Adena Mansion, Ohio Governor Thomas Worthington and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Governor Worthington’s son, James T. Worthington, donated 10,000 bricks for the construction of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The church is located at 33 East Main Street.