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Meade Church to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Events begin February 22 and last throughout the year

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church at 322 N. Alfred St. (Courtesy photo)

Alexandria, VA – Meade Memorial Episcopal Church announced plans to commemorate its 150-year history. The church, located at 322 North Alfred Street, first welcomed congregates five years after the end of the Civil War. Today, it is an Old Town landmark, whose staff – led by Father Collins Asonye – play a pivotal role in assisting the less fortunate members of the Alexandria community.

To open the celebration, Meade will welcome Ebonee Davis, Archivist for the African American Episcopal Historical Collection, to discuss African American contributions to the Episcopal Church on February 22.

There are various other events planned for the five-month-long celebration. Jazz at Meade takes place April 19. A congregational retreat takes place June 20. Gospel Praise Night occurs on September 12. Festivities wrap up October 24 with a Banquet and Awards Night.

The predominantly African American church holds worship service each Sunday at 9:45 a.m.




Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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