Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

St. John's Episcopal Church, LaGrange

St. John's Mission was founded by Bishop Joseph Talbot of Indiana in 1872. Little information exists about its formation, and none of its records have survived. The Rev. Wellington Forgus, a missionary who held the pulpits of St. Mark's, Howe, and St. John 's, Bristol, may have been the organizer. The mission continued to be served by priests at St. Mark's. In 1882, when the Rev. Samuel C. M. Orpen was in charge, the mission had just twelve families with only four communicants. Although it was still listed as a mission when the diocese was founded in 1899, it had ceased to operate years before that.


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