From the Historical Archives: The Reverend Baury’s 25th Anniversary Sermon

The Reverend Alfred Baury, longest serving rector of St. Mary’s

This portrait of The Rev. Alfred Baury hangs to this day in our Chapter Room. It was painted during his 25th year as Rector of St. Mary’s. The Rev. Baury preached a remarkable sermon  on the occasion of his 25th Anniversary as Rector in which he told the story of the founding of St. Mary’s Church and expressed his “satisfaction of witnessing our scriptural Church advancing, from depression and feebleness, to comparative vigor and strength.” The Rev. Baury and his family our buried in our church yard.

Read the originally prepared text of this remarkable sermon in our online Historical Archive by CLICKING HERE.