Bishop to visit St. Margaret's on Sunday
For the first time in its almost 100-year existence, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Margaretville will be visited by the presiding Bishop of the Albany Episcopal Diocese, Bishop William Love. Bishop Bill will hold High Holy Mass at St. Margaret’s on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to the public and all are invited to join in the potluck lunch immediately following the service.
St. Margaret’s is a small missionary church located on Orchard Street. It is one of three area Episcopal churches founded in the early 1900s by Angelica Gerry, a well-known philanthropist and member of the historic Gerry Family. The other two area churches Gerry founded were St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Downsville and St. James Episcopal Church in Lake Delaware (Bovina).
Bishop Love, the newest presiding bishop of the Albany Diocese, has made it his personal mission to visit every parish in his expansive diocese. St. Margaret’s has never had this honor before. As part of this auspicious event, St. Margaret’s will be dedicating the newly renovated church in recognition and praise of the O’Connor Foundation and the many parishioners and volunteers that made the past year’s renovations and upgrades at St. Margaret’s possible.
For more information contact Peter Molnar at 586-4464.