Grace Episcopal Church
  Mercer 
 

Grace Episcopal Church

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Grace Episcopal Church. —Episcopal preaching has occurred in Mercer for a period of probably sixty-five years, the date of its first services being involved in obscurity. In 1827 an organization was established, and Samuel Holstein, a prominent member of the Mercer bar, was chosen as a delegate to the convention which elected Bishop Onderdonk as assistant to the venerable Bishop White, chaplain of the Continental Congress. This organization, it seems, did not pursue an aggressive policy. Services were held only at intervals until 1839, when Rev. Dr. Michael, an Englishman, located in Mercer, and conducted services in the courthouse for a number of months. For a period of about thirty years following this date only occasional services were held at the mission. In the list of officiating clergymen were Bishop Onderdonk, Rev. Ayres, of Franklin, Dr.  

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A neat little English-style chapel was built on the old Pearson property for $2000.  It was consecrated 

25 Mar 1884  

 

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