This year’s Wickliffe service (from the 1798 version of The Book of Common Prayer) will be officiated by Rev. Dwight L. Brown and followed by a covered dish picnic outside on the lawn beneath the shady old oak trees. Wickliffe Church was first built in 1818 as a mission of the Old Chapel in Millwood from which 5 other mission churches were founded, including Grace Church in 1831 and St. Mary’s Memorial Church in 1913.
Everyone is invited to attend the service and potluck luncheon at this beautiful and historic setting as the congregations of Clarke Parish gather together to commemorate our joint heritage.
There will be no other services offered at either Grace or St. Mary’s on August 14th. All parishioners are encouraged to attend the Wickliffe service instead. Please remember to bring a picnic blanket, lawn chairs and a generous dish to share at the luncheon.
Wickliffe Church is listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historical Places and is located in Clarke County just before the West Virginia state line on Rte. 607, about 4 miles north of Rte. 7. Wickliffe Church and its surrounding property are maintained by a small endowment fund established in July 1937 that is overseen by our Trustees. The income from this trust is not sufficient for the maintenance expenses of the church; please be generous with your offering so that we may continue to protect & maintain this historic treasure for future generations.