St. Paul’s became an organized parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in 1851. In 1855, the first Episcopal Bishop of Georgia consecrated the first location of St. Paul’s. In 1896, the current location of St. Paul’s was dedicated and included a cornerstone from the 1855 building. The present St. Paul’s could be described as resembling the typical English country church.St. Paul’s is known as the mother church of the western part of the Diocese of Georgia. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel was consecrated in 1962 and the porte cochere and pergolas were completed in 2009. We established a Memorial Garden in 1990 where loved ones’ ashes may be buried, and a Columbarium, an above ground wall for ashes’ interment, was added in 2014. Barney’s Corner, a space for scattering ashes of family pets, was dedicated at the Blessing of the Animals in 2011, and is located in the southeast corner of the Lucy Walters Memorial Garden.

Albany, Georgia: Founded in 1836, Albany is the county seat of Dougherty County. Albany enjoys many cultural offerings including Theatre Albany, Albany Symphony, Civil Rights Museum, and Albany Art Museum. Albany State University and Albany Technical College both offer higher education in the Albany community. Additional cultural facilities include the Flint RiverQuarium, Chehaw Park’s zoo and outdoor activities, the Wetherbee Planetarium, and Thronateeska Heritage Center.