St Thomas Episcopal Church
815 E. 2nd St
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Weekly at St. Thomas:
Sundays at 10am: Bible Studies
Sundays at 11am: Healing and Holy Communion, Children's Sunday School
Sundays at 12:15: Coffee Hour
Wednesdays at 11:45am: Noonday Prayer- Doors open at 11am
1st Thursday of the Month at 11:45am: Mediodia- Noonday Prayers in Spanish- Doors open at 11am
Annually at St Thomas:
Holy Feast Days
Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt
Service at the Lake
Blessing of the Backpacks
Blessing of the Animals
Christmas Eve Candlelight Midnight Mass
Introducing our 2017 Vestry:
Sr. Warden: Kathy Smith
Jr. Warden: Libby Younce
Clerk: Joe Jones
St. Thomas in the News...
"St. Thomas Episcopal Church was formerly the Southern Methodist Church. The United Methodists were among the first organized religious believers in the city (of Elizabethton), dating back to 1833. They first worshiped in the Courthouse, later in Duffield School. The Civil War divided the local congregation and the Southern Methodists build their own church. The building was begun in 1861, interrupted by the Civil War, and finally completed in 1867. The Gothic Revival Style church was constructed of handmade brick built on the site."
"One of the oldest churches in town is St Thomas Episcopal Church, on Second Street behind Carter County Courthouse. Long before it was an Episcopal Church, it was the worship place for the Southern Methodist Church. The church was built from bricks made on site. When those early parishioners were building the church, little did they know that their service would mark the beginning of a church that would stand the test of time, survive a war and internal strife, and carry on their humble fellowship years later..."
"October 5th, 1988 –The historic Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 815 Second Street, suffered heavy damage to the sanctuary from a 7:00 AM fire. St. Thomas was the oldest Church still in use in Carter County, having been built in the 1850’s. Early estimates had the fire causing $45,000 to $50,000 worth of damage. The Church is still in use today."
Johnson City Press- "St. Thomas to celebrate 75th Anniversary" January 21, 2017
Johnson City Press- "St. Thomas priest says farewell to John Glenn" December 20, 2016
Elizabethton Star- "Elizabethton Walking Tour Provides Window into City's Past" June 27, 2016
Elizabethton Star- "Local churches take aim at hunger" April 22, 2015