|660 South Main Street|
Postal Code: 22801
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Emmanuel Episcopal Church began in 1773 when steps were taken to build an Episcopal Chapel near the home of Daniel Harrison. The first church building was built of brick in 1868 for the sum of $1000 but was severely damaged by a gas explosion in the center of Harrisonburg. As the city has grown since World War II, so has the parish. The present much larger church was built in 1959-60. The only remaining part of the old church can be seen in the metal of the hanging cross. In 2000 another major remodeling was begun which was completed in 2002. That expanded the Sunday school wing, added an elevator, hand-bell loft, bell tower and Chapel. The church was rededicated on December 14, 2002 in the presence of Bishop Peter James Lee.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
660 South Main Street