St. Barnabas's Church in Falmouth is marking its 125th anniversary with a full year of special events, with a high point on June 11, when the parish will welcome Bishop Alan M. Gates and dedicate a new labyrinth. Gates will celebrate and preach at a special anniversary service, followed by dinner and dancing under a tent.
According to the Rev. Patricia Barrett, Rector of St. Barnabas's, the celebration is sold out and more than 200 people are planning to attend. “Including many people from town who just want to support our being here!” Barrett said.
St. Barnbas's has been celebrating this milestone all year, with educational talks, a parish tea, children’s events and other offerings. The celebration on June 11 (the feast day of St. Barnabas) is a highlight, but not an ending: the parish plans to continue celebrating throughout the year with organ concerts on its century-old organ and other talks and special events.
“This was all put together with the help of an amazing committee [that has] worked tirelessly for this event,” said Barrett. “It’s been a good chance to have people of all ages get together to celebrate who we are, and to dream about what we hope for the next 125 years!"
--Ellen Stuart Kittle