About Us

Our Purpose
Our purpose is to worship God Almighty, his Blessed Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost; to proclaim His message of Blessings and Glory to all the World; and to help the poor and needy so we as sinners working together may hope for Salvation through our Repentance and Redemption by the Grace of the Passion and Sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Our Brief History
In the winter of 2002/2003 several couples were convinced that the direction the Episcopal Church of the United States was taking was not what they considered to be Christian. Prayer meetings were held in their homes, and Christopher Seddon made contact with the Episcopal Missionary Church. The group incorporated as a Kentucky non-profit corporation in May 2003.

Mr. Seddon became a postulant in the Episcopal Missionary Church, progressed to deacon and was eventually ordained priest. He led the Sunday services for the small but growing congregation through several temporary locations. In December 2003 the property at our present location was purchased.

Through this early period the Episcopal Missionary Church was very supportive and the congregation received personal attention from its bishops and other clergy.

In the spring of 2005 Fr. Seddon accepted a Call from a group in Utah, and The Rev. Donald J. True became our interim rector. Fr. True had recently moved to Mayfield after retiring as rector of St. Martin of Tours located in Concord, California.

After considerable discussion and consideration the congregation voted in December of 2005 to affiliate with the Anglican Province of Christ the King.

In September 2007 the congregation voted to affiliate with the Anglican Church in America. This change was made based on the recommendation of our diocesan bishop The Rt. Rev. Rocco A. Florenza. In joining the Anglican Church in America, we became part of the Traditional Anglican Communion, a worldwide communion of traditional Anglican parishes with an estimated 400,000 members.

In 2012, the congregation voted to return to its roots and re-join the Episcopal Missionary Church (EMC). We are pleased to be welcomed back into the EMC.

The Church invited Rev. Lightfoot to serve as an interim rector for six months. His term ended in August 2013.

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Our Governance
The congregation has adopted a set of BY-LAWS, which outlines how the business of the congregation will be handled. Their provisions provide for: A Vestry consisting of four members elected by the congregation who presently are: Victor Raj, George Plant, Joe Armiger. The fourth position is vacant.

The rector is Chairman of the Vestry with vote, and is charged with responsibility for all pastoral matters.

The officers for 2013 are:
Senior Warden:  Victor Raj
Junior Warden:  George McKenzie
Clerk of the Vestry:  (appointed as needed)
Parish Treasurer: Wayne McKenzie

The congregation is a member of the Episcopal Missionary Church (EMC) and voluntarily abides by their Canons. 

Further, the congregation’s BY-LAWS provides that:

ST. MARK’S shall use for public worship services the liturgy contained in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) as adopted in 1928 by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America.

ST. MARK’S shall at all times observe the Doctrine, Worship, and Discipline of the traditional Anglican Communion with particular attention to the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed.