18
Feb
09

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Green Cove Springs Florida

Yesterday I stopped by this tiny chapel in the woods near the St. Johns River.  It was made somewhat famous by Eugenia Price’s novel, Margaret’s Story.I just happened to meet up with a nice gentleman who was coming over to check the building and he invited me inside and told me a bit about the history.  The last time I was there, it was alone in the woods. Now they have a new larger church, but the old traditional rites are still held in the tiny chapel every Sunday morning at 8. I got some beautiful shots of the stained glass windows, something I’ve been dying to do for years.

The Hibernia home is depicted, as well as Bishop Weed's visit. Cardinal and blue jay make an appearance too, common birds in the area.

The Hibernia home is depicted, as well as Bishop Weed's visit. Cardinal and blue jay make an appearance too, common birds in the area.

The windows above the altar are dedicated to Margaret Fleming, for whom this chapel was built. She never got to see it finished; the first ceremony held here was her funeral in 1878, before construction was complete.

The windows above the altar are dedicated to Margaret Fleming, for whom this chapel was built. She never got to see it finished; the first ceremony held here was her funeral in 1878, before construction was complete.

Window dedicated to the memory of George and Mary Morris.

Window dedicated to the memory of George and Mary Morris.

 

To the memories of Jane R. and Robert L. Watson. The St Johns River is seen, cypress trees, complete with knees and fishing floats.

To the memories of Jane R. and Robert L. Watson. The St Johns River is seen, cypress trees, complete with knees and fishing floats.

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2 Responses to “St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Green Cove Springs Florida”


  1. March 14, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I am so jealous that you’ve gotten inside St. Margarets, but I am enjoying your marvelous photos. Welcome to the Graveyard Rabbits and I’m looking forward to more delights such as this. –Denise Olson

  2. September 25, 2013 at 7:15 am

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