We are part of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, which is part of The Episcopal Church in the United States, which is a part of the global Anglican Communion. And all of these are part of the universal Body of Christ. We are at once Catholic and Protestant, liberal and conservative, questioning and certain. We worship using The Book of Common Prayer, a tradition begun in the sixteenth century as the Reformation urged worship in each person’s language.
St. Paul’s has been a presence in Darke County since before the Civil War. We’ve been at our present location at the corner of South Broadway and Water Streets since the beginning of the twentieth century. We are the only Episcopal congregation in Darke County, and made up of life-long Episcopalians, folks from a wide variety of other faith traditions, and those who wandered in looking for a place to wonder, question, and grow among believers who welcomed and cared for them. We treasure our worship and fellowship as well as our activity in the wider community as we assist and contribute to food pantries, clothing closets, and other needs as they arise.
We gather on Sunday mornings at 10:30, except in the Summer months when we come an hour earlier to try to beat the heat. Our worship is grounded in the celebration of Holy Eucharist (Communion and thanksgiving), to which all baptized persons are invited. We hope you will join us and discover why we’re here, and why we stay here.