St. John’s Episcopal Church

St Johns Episcopal

…at 113 Madison Avenue, was organized circa 1834, but its present sanctuary was constructed some 20 years later, in what might be called the “Episcopal Style”, foregoing the popular Greek and Romanesque Revival styles in favor of a more spiritual Gothic. It is truly a downtown landmark; its spire reaches up 115-feet and is topped by a six-foot bronze cross.  The interior is richly appointed and boasts one of the finest organs in the South. St John’s has a rich history, and supposedly was instrumental in the founding of the University of the South at Sewanee. In these parts, it is the Patriarch of its denomination.

-Charles Humphries

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