St. Alban's Episcopal Church

Photographed March 2, 2015
Erected 1969 by Waukesha County Historical Society
Sussex, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
43° 8.09′ N, 88° 13.437′ W

ST. ALBAN'S
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Named for English martyr and saint. The parish was organized in 1842. The first church, 1844, stood at the southwest corner of God’s Acre. The first grave was there opened in that year. The edifice was dedicated by Bishop Jackson Kemper in 1866. The crenelated tower and bell were added in 1875. It is patterned after the village church in Peasmarsh, Sussex County, England, home church of some of the founders. Nowhere can be found a finer example of the English Gothic-styled parish church of the period. The guild hall was erected in 1904.

“We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, thy holy temple.” Psalms 65:4.
The church and marker are located on northbound Maple Avenue, north of its intersection with Silver Spring Drive / Main Street / County Highway VV, at W239 N5924 Maple Avenue, Sussen, Wisconsin 53089.

St. Albans [sic] Episcopal Church

Wikipedia: Saint Alban
Saint Alban (/ˈɔːlbən, ˈæl-/) is venerated as the first recorded British Christian martyr,[1] and is considered to be the British protomartyr. Along with his fellow saints "Amphibalus," Julius, and Aaron, Alban is one of four named martyrs recorded from Roman Britain. He is traditionally believed to have been beheaded in the Roman city of Verulamium (modern St. Alban's Cathedral) sometime during the 3rd or 4th century, and his cult has been celebrated there since ancient times.
Peasmarsh: Black Death Moves Village
(includes a photograph of the Peasmarsh village church)

Wikipedia: Peasmarsh
Wow! Paul McCartney (of the Beatles fame) lives in a farmhouse in the village!

Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society: St. Alban's Church History
Lots of information on this link!

This marker is No. 30-01 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society.

See also, First Woman in Town of Lisbon, also at this location, and Sussex, a related marker at a nearby location.




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