The History of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

In 1959 Episcopalians living in the Readfield-Winthrop area held a meeting to determine if a Mission of the Episcopal Church was feasible in the area. In May of 1960 the first service of Saint Andrew’s Mission was held in the Carlton Woolen Mill Office Building. The first congregational meeting was held December 8, 1961. The first recorded communion service was held July 8, 1962. The first service held in the Union Meeting House in Readfield was on June 24, 1973. Services were moved to the Union Vestry and the building was dedicated on March 23, 1975. Services were moved back to the Union Meeting House on May 11, 1988. The above are excerpts from “A History of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Readfield, Me –The First Forty Years– 1960-2000” compiled by Robert E. Folsom. Our last service in Readfield was held on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2011. Our first service in the Friends Meeting House in Winthrop was November 27, 2011. This was the First Sunday in Advent 2011.

Robert Folsom wrote The History of Saint Andrew’s Church: The First Forty Years.

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