St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

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St. Andrew's was established somewhere between late 1827 and early 1828. Among Episcopal parishes in Michigan, St. Andrew's is second only to St. Paul's Cathedral in age. The first church building was consecrated in 1838, but by 1855, the congregation had outgrown these facilities and plans were begun for a new "early English," stone church. Consecrated in 1867, St. Andrew's is the oldest church building in continual use in Ann Arbor. A tower, a chapel wing, and an apse were added in the latter part of the nineteenth century. A parish hall, housing a chapel, class and meeting rooms, and offices, was added in the 1950s.

St. Andrew's serves the city of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan community from location close to the campus and the business district. The growth of the city, particularly after the second World War, led to the founding of two parochial missions which are now St. Aidan's and St. Clare's Churches.

The significant number of students and faculty of the University of Michigan in the congregation led to the founding in the 1880s of Harris Hall, an Episcopal center on the edge of the campus. The Episcopal Student Foundation, with its own board and funding, continues the Episcopal Church's campus ministry from Canterbury House.

St. Andrew's has a tradition of community involvement. The parish was a founder and a significant supporter of the Ann Arbor Interfaith Council of Congregations and is a continuing supporter of minority-initiated projects and such organizations as the Ann Arbor Interfaith Council for Peace. St. Andrew's was responsible for the beginning of the Shelter Association of Ann Arbor, which provides housing and other services for the homeless; and the parish hosts a daily breakfast in its parish hall.

From the guide to the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records, 1834-1998, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan records, 1830-2001 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.). St. Andrew's Episcopal Church records, 1834-1998. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Jane Lockwood Barney Papers, 1937-2009, Bulk 1980-2005 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Mullett Family Papers, 1825-1924 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records, 1834-1998 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Barney, Jane Lockwood. person
associatedWith Cross, Arthur Lyon, 1873-1940 person
associatedWith Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan. corporateBody
associatedWith Gillespie, George De Normandie, 1819-1909 person
associatedWith Lewis, Henry, 1893- person
associatedWith Mullett Family. family
associatedWith Northside Presbyterian Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith St. Aidan's Episcopal Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
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Ann Arbor (Mich.)
Ann Arbor (Mich.)
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Active 1834

Active 1998

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