Friday, November 25, 2016

Historic church begins new life

From East Carolina-

A small, historical church in Bertie county held its first regular service in nearly 25 years last week as it began a new life under a special designation of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Roxobel, which traces its roots to 1883, held evening prayer service Saturday attended by 26 people. The event officially began the church's designation as a mission by the East Carolina diocese.

"As a mission, we plan to do things differently and try to reach the community at different times and with different events," said St. Mark Senior Warden Johnna Browne Lewis. "Our services will be held on Saturday evenings, and we welcome everyone."

Restoring the church was a family affair with Lewis working directly with her brother, Joseph M. Browne III, who is Canon for Diocesan Life in the diocese.

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