History

Ground Breaking

July 2020: Ground breaking for our new building "The Rafters". This building will give us additional space to meet, grow, and help serve our new endeavor "Flyin' Lion Transition to Work Ministry"

2015: Church building is Renovated.

The original structure was built in 1886

2010 Parish Hall is Renovated.  

The original structure was built in 1954. The inside of our Parish Hall was renovated, updating office and meeting space.

2009 Youth Minister is added to the staff.

We welcomed Rev. Matt Addington to our staff and Director of Christian Formation and Youth Minister

2005 Rev. Sarah Hollar is called as Rector

We welcomed The Reverend Sarah D. Hollar to St. Mark's. Rev. Hollar served as the Rector from 2005 through 2015. Rev. Jim Bernacki is serving as our Supply Priest during our transition.

1981 Our Slave Cemetery is found.

More information about St. Mark's slave cemetery can be found in the resource section of this page.

1956 St. Mark's is Granted Parish Status

1883 the first services were held in a schoolhouse organized by disgruntled Presbyterians; services were led by Joseph Blount Cheshire from St. Peter's church in Charlotte.


1884 St. Mark's was granted Mission status and Reverend Cheshire was assigned to St. Mark's.


1886 Land was donated and the corner stone of the church building was laid.


1887 The first service in our worship space was held.

1897 Parish House is built

Our Parish House served as the Rectory for St. Mark's Priests. It now holds children's Sunday school classes, nursery and a bride's room.

*Long Creek is the original town name for Huntersville, NC.

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Resources

Thompson,Michael

(2012).

Cheshire, Jos. Blount (1927).

Publisher Unknown: Mecklenburg County.