A visionary past and an
eye toward the future

Woodbury is the place where the Episcopal Church was born, thanks to the prophetic work of our first rector, the Rev. Dr. John Rutgers Marshall.

Rooted in our history, we continue to grow in new ways, adapting to follow where God is leading.

"The Birthplace of
the Episcopal Church"

To read our complete history, click here.

Great blog from ECCT on visiting the Glebe House here.

1740

Founding of the Church

The Episcopal Church arrives in Woodbury, without a permanent rector or worship space

1771

First Rector:
John Rutgers Marshall

Came to live with his family in the Glebe House

1783

Election of Samuel Seabury

10 Anglican clergymen met in secret at the Glebe House to elect the first American bishop