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March 23, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

1901: Letter From Glenmore, Part III

Grace Episcopal. Courtesy Historic Buckingham.


Need to catch up? Click here: 1901: Letter From Glenmore, Part I


In 1901, correspondent “Observer,” wrote to the Appomattox and Buckingham Times concerning religion in Glenmore.

Our people are especially blessed in having for their minister the Rev. T. Hugo Lacey whom we consider to be one of the best all-around preachers in Virginia; he not only preaches well but goes among the poor and the lowly and tells them of the estimable [?] blessings of the holy gospel; if any are sick and in need he does not rest until their wants are attended to; no work is too hard or no sacrifice is too great for him to make. He has a warm place in the hearts of our people and is rapidly building up the Episcopal Church all three of the churches — Emmanuel, Grace and St. Andrew; for him to go to another section would be a real calamity to this neighborhood. Mr. Coons and Rev. E. C. Trevilian are most worthy an excellent men. The recent Methodist minister Mr. Banks, was by many greatly admired and is much missed in this section. Not only does a great good feeling exist specially between the Episcopalian and Methodist churches; it finds action in a generous rivalry as to which church shall be the most forbearing.


By 1903, the citizens of Glenmore was enjoying a new Methodist church.

Click here to learn more: Buckingham Churches: Glenmore Methodist Church

Coming next: 1901: Letter From Glenmore, Part IV

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