From the Rector:
grounds us in our Parish roots
Dear Calvary Parish,
This Sunday marks the
163rd annual meeting
since the founding of Calvary Parish.
Each year, we celebrate
how God has been at work in and among us
at this annual gathering. We'll look back on the past year and give thanks for the ways the Holy Spirit has been in our midst.
what Calvary Parish looked like over 160 years ago
. What did the founding members celebrate after their first full year as a parish together? I found this in the old register we still have on file:
From 1856-1863, the Reverend William Lhoyd was rector.
Mr. Lhoyd officiated the first parish wedding on June 10, 1856. It was the marriage of his daughter, Maryanne.
There were just
, plus their children, in the church then
(now we have around 200 members)