200 Years and Beyond…

cornerstoneSt. Mary’s cornerstone was laid on September 29, 1813. Less than a year later, the church was dedicated as the first Episcopal parish built west of Boston.

Two hundred years later, in 2013, our parish embarked on a year long celebration of this remarkable anniversary. Through special concerts, a ‘historic worship service’, a rededication of the cornerstone, and celebrations of many types and sizes we marked our ministry in this corner of Newton.

In celebration of this bicentennial the parish undertook a capital campaign. The campaign was broad reaching and encompassed exterior and interior painting of the church, a modern energy efficient heating system as well as new windows and insulation, and major renovations of our parish hall.