And now, a humorous anecdote on its sesquicentennial:
During Divine service at St. Paul's Church on Sunday morning, one of the Christmas wreaths decorating the church fell from one of the pillars, and encircled the neck of a young lady sitting beneath. The young lady shrieked, thinking a gentleman's arm was around her, and the congregation turned and stared. The wreath was speedily removed[,] the young lady recovered from her embarrassment, the officiating minister from his surprise, and the congregation from their mirth, and devotional exercises were resumed."
from the Daily Richmond Examiner, 6 Jan 1863
Labels: St Paul's (Richmond)
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