On February 20, 2000, St. Nicholas was officially recognized as a “worshipping community” by then bishop, the Right Reverend Frank Allen. Although the seeds of St. Nicholas had been planted and watered before that, with gatherings starting in 1998, and ideas of an Episcopal Church in Harris County brewing well before that, this is a special day of remembrance for the people of St. Nicholas. It was also on this day that the Rev. Beverley McEachern, who was then serving as priest-in-charge was declared St. Nicholas’ first vicar.
Ten years later, St. Nicholas is a much different place, with our beautiful worship space, our continually growing congregation, and a “relatively new” rector, but we still hold that same excitement about doing God’s work in this place, welcoming people into our midst, and being an example of Christ’s love.
For more about our history, visit our history page by clicking here. If any of you have pictures of this time period and would like to e-mail them to me in .jpg form, please do!
Thank you, Lord, for 10+ years of this wonderful parish. Thank you for the individuals who answered your call to be an example of your love in Harris County. Thank you for the work you’ve done and the ways you have been with us throughout our journey. Be with us for the next 10 years and beyond, and makes us always faithful to your call. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.