The first Episcopal church opened in St. Louis in 1819 in what is now called Christ Church Cathedral. Each congregation maintains its own records. The Archives of the Diocese of Missouri has some records for closed facilities.

Archives of the Diocese of Missouri
1210 Locust St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

St. Mark’s Library in New York City has a large collection of historic Episcopalian records, including information on most bishops. The library is part of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.



Rehkopf, Dorothy A. History of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1866–1966. Webster Groves, Missouri: privately printed, 1966.

Seifert, Shirley, and Adele Seifert. Grace Church, Kirkwood, Missouri: Its Story. Kirkwood, Missouri: Messenger, 1959.

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