1820 - 1820 – William Augustus Muhlenberg arrives

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William Augustus Muhlenberg*

William Augustus Muhlenberg arrives

Following the consecration of the new church, Muhlenberg was invited to become co-rector of Saint James with Clarkson and arrived in the parish in December.

Only aged 24, he was the youngest age possible for a priest in the Episcopal Church. During his time at Saint James, he focused on improving secular and religious education as well as re-envisioning the Episcopal Church’s sense of mission and liturgy.

His ministry at Saint James ended in 1826 largely due to the hostility of the Coleman family.

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*Jacob Eichholtz, 1836 Oil on canvas Courtesy of The Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Archives, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY.

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The Rev. Shayna Watson, Associate Rector
The Rev. Glenn Miller, Priest Associate

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