Friday, June 5, 2015

St. David's Episcopal Church in Radnor marks its 300th anniversary

From Philadelphia-

 Visitors to St. David’s Episcopal Church in Radnor will feel a sense of peace as they enter the small, white-walled sanctuary in the old stone building surrounded by the tombstones of a centuries old graveyard the church, which is said to have served as a stable for British horses during the Revolutionary War, is marking its 300th anniversary this year.

In 1880 the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a verse about the church, “Old St. David’s at Radnor” and his words ring true today: What an image of peace and rest/Is this little church among its graves!

A larger chapel, finished in 2006 to serve the needs of the 3,300 present-day parishioners, is also clad in Pennsylvania stone and its white sanctuary harkens to the interior of the older church across the street, albeit with a soaring ceiling and polished copper chandeliers, along with a grand pipe organ.

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