Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bristol

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bristol
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bristol
700 Cumberland Street
Bristol, VA 24201
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Bristol City
Phone: (276) 669-9488
Fax: (276) 669-3817
Email emmanuelbristol@gmail.com
Website www.emmanuelbristol.org

Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located in the Solar Hill Historic District in Bristol, Virginia.

It was designed according to the same plan as a 13th century church at Sulgrave Manor in Northampton, England, an ancestral home of George Washington. Emmanuel was stablished Jan. 26, 1862 in Goodson (later known as Bristol) by 16 determined men and women, only nine of whom were communicants. In 1919 a lot on the corner of James and Cumberland streets was purchased. Plans were approved for a church of native gray limestone in the Gothic style, modeled after the 13th century Church of St. James the Less in Sulgrave, England.

The building has been modernized over the years, enriching its beauty and usefulness. It provides space for many community outreach programs in which members participate. 35 rectors have served Emmanuel.

Last Updated: 7/12/2011 12:35 PM
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