All Saints Episcopal Church
Official plans for All Saints' Episcopal Church to be established began September 25, 1956 under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, and the leadership of Rev. Robertson Eppes. On January 13, 1957, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for the All Saints' Mission on the northeast corner of Quince and White Station. Taking part in the ceremony were Memphis Mayor Edmund Orgill, Bishop Barth, and former chemical engineer Rev. Robertson Eppes. By the end of April 1957, the first church building had been completed and the first service in the new building was held on Sunday, April 21. On the afternoon of June 23, 1957, Bishop Barth was again present as the cornerstone was laid. On January 20, 1960, All Saints' Mission was accepted by the Diocese of Tennessee and admitted as a Parish. Membership continued to grow throughout the late '50s and early '60s, and in 1968 a new, larger sanctuary was built. Our grounds have not changed much in the ensuing decades as we have served Colonial Acres and Sea Isle neighborhoods. Please come experience our lovely church and green pasture for a quiet, meditative experience. The Episcopal Church is a part of the worldwide Anglican community and traces its roots to the Church of England, established in 1534 by the Acts of Supremacy. Christianity was practiced in the British Isles as early as the second century and for some 500 years had its expression in what some refer to as "Celtic Christianity", a movement which laid the groundwork for the church's later separation from Rome. The Episcopal mass of modern times is similar to the
Catholic mass, but Episcopalians do not answer to a central authority such as Pope Francis. Instead, the spiritual head of the Anglican community is the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, whose official residence is at Lambeth Palace in London.
We hope you will visit us sometime to experience our beautiful services. We would love to
have you join us for worship!