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History

Holy Communion Episcopal Church Lake Geneva is one of the oldest Episcopal parishes in Wisconsin. Services started in 1844 when missionary Bishop Jackson Kemper came to Lake Geneva. Our first permanent rector was Father John McNamara, who began his service to us in 1849.  (The church was named Holy Communion to honor the name of Father McNamara's home parish in New York.)  We moved to our current location in Lake Geneva, two blocks from the lake, in 1880. 

Our recently restored organ dates from 1883 and continues to fill our sanctuary with sacred music to this day. Come and see its beautiful painted pipes and experience its massive sound. 

To read more about our history

or for a virtual tour of our sanctuary,

please choose the History or Docent's Guide links below. 

                                             

Mary Delafield Sturges

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