St. Mary of the Hills
Episcopal Church
Post Office Box 14
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

May 4, 2020

Dear Friends,

Over the past few months, COVID-19 has significantly altered the world in which we live.  As planning began to unfold for the 2020 Tour of Homes in Blowing Rock, it became apparent that hosting this event, in the ways we are accustomed to gathering, is not feasible this year, in light of our current circumstances.

With that in mind, the 2020 Tour of Homes is postponed until July 2021.

While this summer’s Tour will not happen, its’ mission continues.  The Tour of Homes leadership team is hard at work in planning ways that we might collectively raise funds to support our local non-profit partners this year, aware that their needs have not diminished, and in many cases have increased, due to COVID-19.  Look for more information in the days ahead.

We are grateful to all who have already worked diligently in praying, planning, organizing, and offering their homes for the Tour.  For more than 60 years, the annual Tour of Homes has been a staple of summer in Blowing Rock.  St. Mary of the Hills parishioners have faithfully welcomed High Country neighbors, along with friends from across North Carolina and throughout the Southeastern United States, to visit some of our community’s finest homes, all in support of area non-profit agencies that are responding to those most in need in our midst.  

Our mission and ministry in these mountains endures, empowered by the abundant love of the Risen Christ.  It is, as ever, a joy and privilege to serve as your Rector.  


The Reverend Andrew J. Hege