• St. John's Chapel, Green Springs

    Green Springs

    Virginia

St. John's Congregation Delivers Annual Progress Reports in Richmond, 1861-1863, 1883

[Parochial Report, from Journal of the Sixty-Sixth Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia…the 16th and 17th of May, 1861 (Richmond, Va., 1861), p. 97:]

[Themes:

1. religion

2. slavery]

LOUISA COUNTY.

St. John’s Church, Green Spring Parish.

Rev. E. BOYDEN, Rector.

Baptisms—infants, white 4, colored 15; total 19. Communicants—removed 1; present number 15. Confirmed, white 3. Marriage, white 1. Objects in connection with the Protestant Episcopal Church, $68 [¢]20.

Postoffice—Cobham Depot.

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[Parochial Report, May 1861-May 1863, from Journal of the Sixty-eighth Annual Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia…the 20th, 21st and 22nd May, 1863 (Richmond, Va., 1863), p. 75:]

[Themes:

1. religion

2. Civil War—civilian roles

3. social/group/neighborhood identity and action]

LOUISA COUNTY.

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, GREEN SPRINGS PARISH.

Rev. E. BOYDEN, Rector.

Communicants—17. Marriages—white, 1. Funerals—white, 2.

Remarks.—The congregation has been liberal in their contributions, chiefly in supplying the temporal and spiritual wants of our armies.

Postoffice—Cobham Depot.

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[Parochial Report, from Journal of the Eighty-Eighth Annual Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia…the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th May, 1883 (Richmond, Va., 1883), p. 193:]

[Themes:

1. religion]

LOUISA COUNTY.

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, GREEN SPRINGS PARISH.

Rev. E. L. GOODWIN, Rector.

Post-office—Cobham, Albemarle county.

Richard O. Morris Treasurer—P. O., Trevilians

Baptisms—adults, white 5, infants white 1, total 6. Communicants: formerly reported white 18; present number unknown. Funerals: white 3. Members of the Brotherhood 4.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Parochial—Regular expenses, including salary, - $436 18

Other objects, - 11 47

Diocesan—Diocesan Missionary Society, - 28 31

Other objects in connection with the diocese, Bible Society, - 8 49

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Total, - $484 45

REMARKS.—I took charge of this parish April 16th [, 1883]. Circumstances beyond my control render me entirely unable to make a satisfactory report.

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*Readers should not confuse the subject of these three documents—the antebellum St. Johns Church, located in Green Springs Parish and in the hamlet formerly known as Mechanicsville on the northern fringe of the future Green Springs National Historic Landmark District—with the similarly named, postbellum St. Johns Chapel, also located in Green Springs Parish but near the hamlet of Poindexter and in the center of the future Green Springs National Historic Landmark District. Both houses of worship stand in excellent condition, following acquisition and conservation by Historic Green Springs, Incorporated.

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Green Springs National Historic Landmark District is privately owned, includes no public facilities, but is visible from public highways. It sits astride Route 15 in Louisa County, Virginia.