Saint James Church History
Rev. William Clark Knowles
Founder of Saint James's Church in Ponsett.
OnMay 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