Bishop Seabury Church
BISHOP SEABURY CHURCH FINDS A NEW HOME
Archdeacon Jay cayangyang
For more than five years the faithful parishioners at Bishop Seabury Anglican Church have been looking for a new place to call home. Since leaving their former property in Groton, Connecticut the parish has met in a hotel conference room and more recently rented space in a former elementary school in the village of Gales Ferry, Connecticut located in the town of Ledyard (formerly North Groton) where Samuel Seabury was born. Little did they realize when they started worshiping in the elementary school in 2013, the place the Lord had in mind for them was literally going to be across the street.
On the 28th of July, the leadership of Bishop Seabury closed on the property and parishioners went straight to work. The building they purchased was most recently being used as a high quality used home furnishings store, and previously it was a funeral home. However, for decades it already served as a house of worship. The building was originally the site of the Gales Ferry Methodist Church.
Lord willing, on September 8 , Bishop Dobbs will be present to dedicate and consecrate Bishop Seabury’s “new “ church building and once again it will be used as a place of worship for the people of God.