209 E. Madison Street
Bolton, Mississippi


The Re-opening of St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Captured in Photography

September 12, 2010


Members from St. Alban’s and St. Mary’s after the Holy Eucharist.
The Reverend Billie Abraham, rector at St. Albans, officiating

Crowd gathers in 90 degree heat to attend the historic occasion. Hand fans were the item of the day

Making room for the large crowd which spilled
over into the parish hall

“I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face, Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place”

Church goers visiting and fanning prior to the service

Church filled to capacity before the 4:00 service began

The sun filters through the stained glass windows giving a special glow to the church

Arranging the flowers on the altar prior to the service

The high altar at St. Mary's features an olive-panel wood carving special ordered from Germany to serve as a backdrop

St. Mary’s high altar decorated for
the Holy Eucharist

The choir warming up for the service

Prior to the service, James Henry LeBatard
preformed an aria by J. S. Bach

The smiles of Terry Brantley, The Reverend Billie Abraham,
Beth Guynes and Kenon Ruska reflect their exhilaration following the event

The Reverend Billie Abraham with James Henry LeBatard and Gordon Cotton

The Reverend Billie Abraham visits with her
good friend Gordon Cotton

James Anderson visits with Linda Gerache

Dan Mashburn, life-long resident of Bolton,
visits with guests at service


“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise:
be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” Psalms 100:4


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