WELLS - The members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Wells, Vt., gather in their church Jan. 23 to celebrate the historic edifice's 169th anniversary.
Built based on a design of the first Episcopal Bishop of Vermont, Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins, the building was consecrated Jan. 25, 1842.
This year's observance fell on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Paul, the patron of the church. It consisted of a celebration of the Eucharist, followed by a special reception in the parish house behind the church.
The picturesque church is a popular photographic subject is located on the village green at 7 East Wells Road. The Rev. William Davidson is the priest-in-partnership. The public is invited to the church during its anniversary
Sunday service begins at 9a.m. Holy Eucharist is served at 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.