The Origin of the Relationship between Saint James’ and First Bapist Church

By Richard Gookin, Parish Historian

As a young clergyman in 1812 or 1813, the Rev. William Mead, who would later become the Bishop of Virginia, visited Hamilton Parish and found that there was no house of worship in Warrenton of any denomination.

Soon thereafter, he wrote that the Episcopalians were determined to build a church, and in 1816, a group of like-minded residents built a house of worship on the Alexandria Turnpike.

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This Sunday, Saint James’ Visits First Baptist Church

On Sunday, September 16th, we will not have our regular 10:15am service.

Instead, we will do something very special as a parish: we will be the guests of First Baptist Church at their 11:00am worship service. Everyone in the Saint James’ community is invited to come worship with our brothers and sisters on Alexandria Pike!

SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER 16

  • 8:00 – 8:30 AM | Holy Eucharist @ Saint James’
  • 8:30 – 10:30 AM | Café @ Saint James’
  • 9:00 – 10:45 AM | Nursery @ Saint James’
  • 9:15 – 10:00 AM | Adult Formation @ Saint James’
  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM | Adult Formation @ Saint James’
  • 10:15 – 10:40 AM | Sunday School @ Saint James’
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Worship @ First Baptist Church
  • no 10:15am Eucharist
  • no coffee hour

Everyone – children, youth and adults – are invited. Especially because of the later service time, it’s certainly ok to leave the service early for sports or other previous commitments.

We hope that on September 16th, our usual 10:15am crowd – and ever those parishioners who usually attend the 8:00am service – will come worship together with the First Baptist community!

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