St. George’s History comprises individual articles, documents and collections around the 300 year history of St. George’s Episcopal Church, located in Fredericksburg Virginia. This site is unrelated to St. George's main website.
Supplementing them are a category-based search, a content index and a timeline. We have two tour documents - a building summary and a 15 minute walking tour you can take in the church. We also have a sister site just about the graveyard.
1700s Fielding Lewis and the Colonial Vestry Lewis served off and on in the St. George’s Vestry for 26 years from 1753 to 1779. He served this body long than any other. What was his role and activities ? This Century Kitchen Renovation 2012-2014 In the end of the project in 2014, the church had […]
Welcome to St. George’s History
St. George’s History comprises individual articles, documents and collections around the 300 year history of St. George’s Episcopal Church, located in Fredericksburg Virginia. This site is unrelated to St. George’s main website.Supplementing them are a category-based search, a content index and a timeline. We have two tour documents – a building summary and a 15 […]
Organizational Documents 1. Docent manual, 2018 2. 2018 Docent Contact List 3. 2018 Schedule -revised Tour Documents 1. Historic Brochure History blog page on St. George’s site History page on St. George’s site History website –http://history.churchsp.org 2. Graveyard Brochure Graveyard website — http://graveyard.churchsp.org 3. Walking Tour 4. Stained Glass windows tour, pdf Stained glass web […]
Docent Schedule, 2018 revised
There are two time slots per day. Here is how to enter your name: 1. Choose the one you want to reserve and “double click” 2. Enter your name 3. To save, “click” on another cell Multiple day entry – At the bottom of the page there is a row for filter. It says “Date”, […]
Quenzel's 1951 history is still the standard for the church. He was a librarian for Mary Washington College as well as being active at St. George's, helping to create the St. Georgian newsletter as well as a part of the Vestry. We have the entire book online which was published by St. George's
Barbara Willis is a local historian and writer and long time St. Georgian with her husband Mac. This paper is a detailed summary of the evolution of St. George's church from its wooden colonial church to the impressive 1849 brick building we have today.
The Civil War may be the most popular historic topic in all of our history. The church served in 3 capacities - as a fortress, center of revival and as a hospital. We have a 9 part series on our role and relationship to Fredericksburg.
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
Charles Sydnor served St. George's from 1972-2003 and was responsible for furthering Thomas Faulkner's outreach ministries and creating new ones. This paper he wrote in 2009 was for an adult forum in that year.
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