History buffs celebrate 250th anniversary of St. Philips Church

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — History buffs young and old came out to Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site to celebrate the birthday of the longest standing church in the Cape Fear.

St. Philips Anglican Church was consecrated 250 years ago. It was set ablaze by the British during the American Revolution, but the walls still stand to this day.

There were period church services and lectures about the church’s restoration.

Programs coordinator Shannon Walker says the history of the church means a lot to her and she loves sharing it with the community.

“I look at this church and I see all that it has witnessed in history,” Walker said. “In the end, it’s just made out of brick and masonry, but it’s the people who have seen it 250 years ago. We’re seeing almost the same thing that they would have seen and that church has witnessed all of that.”

Walker says the historic site is always looking for volunteers for their living history events like this.

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