Church of St. Paul's, K Street (Washington, D.C.)

Church Of St. Paul's, K Street (Washington, D.C.)

Church of St. Paul's, K Street (Washington, D.C.)

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St. Paul's Parish, K Street is a parish of the Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. It is known for being one of the earlier Anglican Catholic churches in the United States.

History

St. Paul's Parish was founded in 1866 with the building of its first church at Washington Circle, where the congregation worshipped until the end of World War II. As a new hospital for George Washington University was planned to be built nearby, the government bought the property and the old building was closed at the end of 1944. On new property on K Street, purchased by the church, the architect Philip H. Frohman was engaged to design a new building. During a prolonged period of construction, the parish worshiped at St Thomas Church near Dupont Circle. The first service was held in the new church in June 1948. Numerous additions of stained glass windows and appropriate religious adornments had been added in the intervening years. In 1966, St. Paul's celebrated its centenary with a liturgy of consecration. On October 5, 2008, the newly expanded parish hall was dedicated by the Bishop of Washington, John Chane. The new parish house incorporated the Gray and Carwithan townhouses that were adjacent to the church.

On November 21, 2010, a Benedictine monastery associated with the parish was opened. One monk and one nun were clothed as novices in the Benedictine Companions of St. Paul, a Benedictine community, praying the seven Liturgical Offices daily. It is located in a...
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