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St. Elizabeth's


Our historic church, affectionately known as “the chapel on the hill” from the day we opened our doors, is turning 100. We’ll be celebrating our centennial anniversary in a variety of ways through June of 2023, and we invite you to participate in all the festivities. Please visit this page for ongoing updates.

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Please plan to join us at 10 a.m. on these upcoming Sundays
when we will highlight and honor St. Elizabeth’s
longstanding tradition of excellence in preaching.


April 16: The Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes

Bishop of the Diocese of Newark

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The Rt. Rev. Bishop Hughes, the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Newark, will make her annual visit to St. Elizabeth’s on Sunday, April 16. She will preach and celebrate at the 10 a.m. service, which will include the baptism of Sydney Olivo. Following the service Bishop Hughes will spend time with parishioners at Coffee Hour. Please note there will be only one service that day.


About Bishop Hughes


Bishop Hughes is the first woman and African American to serve as bishop of our diocese. A life-long Episcopalian, she was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas. She earned a BA in Drama from the University of Texas in Austin, and for 20 years she made her home in New York City while pursuing a career in Human Resources as a corporate trainer, mostly in the hotel industry.

While in NYC she discerned a call to the priesthood and attended Virginia Theological seminary, earning a M.Div. in 2005. After a Lilly Fellowship at St. James’ Church in New York City, she was called to serve as rector first at St. Peter’s Church, Peekskill, New York; and then at Trinity Church, Ft. Worth, Texas.


Bishop Hughes has been active on the Board of Trustees of The Virginia Theological Seminary; as a member of the Standing Committee, Commission on Ministry, Diocesan Convention Chaplain in the Diocese of New York, and in the former Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as a member of the Standing Committee and as a General Convention Delegate. At the national level, she has served the General Convention on the Task Force on the Study of Marriage and the Racial Justice Reconciliation. Bishop Hughes is married to David Smedley.


More information about Bishop Hughes and the bishop’s duties may be found on the website of The Episcopal Diocese of Newark at

April 30: The Rev. Dr. Robert MacSwain

Associate Professor of Theology at

the School of Theology at Sewanee

A Priest of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, Robert MacSwain has authored or edited a number of books in philosophy and theology, including The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press, 2010).


In celebration of St. Elizabeth’s 100th birthday, an outdoor exhibit highlighting our growth has been newly installed along Hartnett Way. Called The History Walk Project, this series of nine vibrant banners tells the story of how the parish has evolved over time, from its beginnings as a small stone chapel to where our beautiful church campus is today as we look forward to the next hundred years. We invite you to take The History Walk and to spread the word among your neighbors and friends. This special exhibit will be in place through June 2023.


Parishioners and friends who are unable to visit The History Walk in person may take a look at the banners here.

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