Struggling through the winter months? Plead “sanctuary” from cold weather and step inside these historic Episcopal churches to partake in a service or simply admire the architecture.
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Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg - If its claim, “The Oldest Episcopal Church in Constant Use in America” doesn’t catch your attention, note that your attendance here puts you in the company of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, as well as the wounded soldiers who saw Bruton as a hospital in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
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Sent by Terri Beirne, Midlothian
Trinity Church, Staunton - Though James Madison’s father, John, was honored by being elected to Trinity Church’s first vestry, modern-day visitors enjoy a privilege of their own: standing in awe of the Tiffany stained-glass windows, installed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Civil Wars.
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Sent by Harry and Margaret Ward, Charlottesville
Old St. John’s Church, Hampton - “Fightin’ Sin since 1610” is the motto of this Anglican landmark. The Pocahontas Window and 1618 Communion Silver, the latter having been called “the most precious relic in the Anglican Church in America,” contribute to the cause.