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The red door means welcome at St. Mary's

Posted 9/3/10

If you are traveling anywhere in the world and see a church with a red door, it is most likely an Anglican church and is a sign of welcome. In the United States, it would be an Episcopal Church and …

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The red door means welcome at St. Mary's

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If you are traveling anywhere in the world and see a church with a red door, it is most likely an Anglican church and is a sign of welcome. In the United States, it would be an Episcopal Church and Tower has its own example. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, on the corner of 2nd Street North and Norway Road is the second-oldest building in Tower, having been built in 1889.

Recently, the church has been spruced up for some special occasions and the doors were painted red by Larry Reynolds of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Edina and Ann Waugh, daughter of Mary and Alex Batinich of Lake Vermilion.

Leaders of the historic and beautiful little church are in the process of planning a restoration of the church and deciding its future. A history of the church will be available and members look forward to visiting with you about the historic gem. They welcome you to their last service of the summer this Sunday, Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m., followed by refreshments. If you can’t come for the service, you are welcome to visit St. Mary’s after your own church service for coffee and goodies.

Pictured are Larry Reynolds and Ann Waugh, who helped to paint the door at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Tower. submitted photo

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