Thursday, December 19, 2013

And the beat goes on

ASTON, PA: St. James Episcopal Church to close and merge with Calvary Episcopal Church

By Patti Mengers
Delaware County Daily Times
December 14, 2013

For 62 years St. James Episcopal Church has been perched atop one of Aston's landmark green ridges, but it harbors more than 200 years of history. When the parish was established in 1807 in Philadelphia, its rector was William White, the first presiding Episcopalian bishop in the United States.

His chair and a baptismal font from the original church at 7th and Commerce streets, still stand in the red brick church off Concord Road near the intersection of Dutton's Mill Road.

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