Saint James Church History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. William Clark Knowles

Founder of Saint James's Church in Ponsett.

 

 

 

 

On May 25, 1873, our church was formally opened for worship by the Reverend Doctor Samuel Fuller of Berkeley Divinity School.  He preached on a text from Jeremiah vi, 16: "Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls." On that occasion thirteen persons received the Holy Communion.

Many details of our early history are published in "The Episcopal Church in Haddam" by Nelson R Burr.

 

 

 

Saint James Church 1942

 

 

 

 

History Links

Haddam Historical Society

"By Gone Days in Ponsett-Haddam" by William Clark Knowles