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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Celebrates 190th Anniversary

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 7:39pm

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[http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/5532|St. Andrew's Episcopal Church] marks 190 years in Ann Arbor in 2017. Old News has digitized hundreds of photos and articles beginning with the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/node/274671|appointment] of Rev. Gillispie to the rectorship in 1861 to a 2009 story of [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_20090208-svea_gray_with_churchs_meal_program_from_start|Svea Gray], mainstay of St. Andrew's Breakfast program. Grace Shackman's [http://aaobserver.aadl.org/aaobserver/17845|Then & Now] article provides a great overview of the history of the church. The recommendation of Rev. Tatlock in 1895 to provide [http://oldnews.aadl.org/node/127488|free pews] so that all were welcome at the church foretold the mission of St. Andrew's to be [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19780407-a_local_first_woman_to_be_priest|inclusive], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N003_0617_006|supportive] and most importantly, a [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19580130-human_relations_commission|force] in the community at large. The 39-year rectorship of [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/38244|Henry Lewis], from 1922 to 1961, embodied this [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19491210-dr_lewis_heads_dp_committee|spirit] and became a model for all St. Andrew's [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/104043|rectors] to [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/84383|follow].

St. Andrew's was a social center for Ann Arborites as well. Their Easter Ball was the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19360417-easter_ball_will_be_society_highlight|"society highlight"] of the year, followed closely by their [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19371213-list_of_patrons_and_patronesses_announced|Guild Ball in December]. The annual [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0657_001|Christmas] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_1103_002|Easter] fairs raised money for the Church and for their charitable programs. Music remains one of the most noted aspects of St. Andrew's Church. Their [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0649_002|choirs], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0651_001|organists], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_1032_003|concerts] and plays by the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/56271|St. Andrew's Players] remain not-to-be-missed events. The Canterbury House was a place for [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N023_0318_001|performance] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N019_0843_001|poetry] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19670304-works_to_be_read_by_protest_poet|protest].

And of course, the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0290_002|building]. From any [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0290_006|view], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0664_002|inside] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0593a_001|outside], whether [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0321a_001|chapel] or [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0321a_002|vestry], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N018_0299_003|details] that have a [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N114_0605_001|history] of their [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N114_0605_005|own]. Be sure to include St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division St., on your next walking tour of Ann Arbor. You can also read about the history of [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/author/%2522St.%2BAndrew%2527s%2BEpiscopal%2BChurch%2B%2528Ann%2BArbor%252C%2BMich.%2529%2522|St. Andrew's] in books at AADL.

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Thanks for all the historical photos!

The campus ministry associated with St. Andrew's, Canterbury House, is mentioned in the past tense, but it continues as a home for music, social justice work, and spiritual sustenance -- now a few blocks away, at 721 E. Huron Street. https://www.canterburyhouse.org