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Community Comes Together 1968

A quiet three-block march and a packed memorial service at St. George’s Episcopal Church were held in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on April 7, 1968—three days after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. The sidewalk processional began with about 350 people outside Mount Zion Baptist Church and swelled to an […]


Rev. William Meade Clark, 18th Rector at St. George’s: Dec. 1890 – Aug. 31, 1896

By Trip Wiggins Born: 5 May 1855/Halifax Co., VA son of Rev John T Clark/Mary Wilson Marr. First Laura M Walker 8 June 1881 in Fairfax Co., VA (she died 1883) Following her death he married again to Mary Alice Peirce on 7 Dec 1899 in Lancaster Co., VA Died 29 Apr 1914/Richmond, VA Buried […]


Rev. Robert James McBryde, 16th and 20th rectors at St. George’s (1877-1883) and (1905-1912)

By Trip Wiggins Born 1 Jun 1845/Abbeville, SC Died 6 Sep 1916/Raphine, Rockbridge Co., VA 16th and 20th Rector of St. George’s St. George’s: July 1877 – April 1883 & Nov 1905 – Oct 1912

Getting Started in St. George's History - 6 essential resources

Selections from several categories of our history.

5. Rev. Edward McGuire

McGuire served all 3 churches over the course of 45 years. He is probably the most influential of all our rectors in all phases of ministry from preaching, teaching, and outreach. Trip Wiggins, our archivist, wrote this for a Sunday school class and has been teaching classes for years


6. Tom Faulkner confronts the Vestry on race

Faulkner served St. George's for 30 years from 1946-1976. During these years racial policies were paramount, especially 1954, in the year of Brown vs. Board of Education, Faulkner was challenged by the Vestry on the role of Blacks in our service. He was able to move St. George's toward racial justice that other rectors would further

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