The History of St. Philip - Davieshire
The Rt. Rev. W. Fred Gates, Jr., Suffragan Bishop of Tennessee, presided at the first service of St. Philip Church on Sunday afternoon, December 8, 1974, at the J. B. Griffin
On April 25, 1994, the Rev. Joseph N. Davis began his duties as the third Rector of St. Philip. After thirteen years, in June, 2007, Fr. Davis left to accept a call
In August, 2008, the Search Committee and Vestry of St. Philip concluded their nationally advertised search for its’ fourth Rector when they called Fr. Terry Street.
Fr. Terry came to us from St. John’s Episcopal Church and Barth House. It was with a unanimous vote by the Search Committee and a separate unanimous vote by the full Vestry that Fr. Terry was called. Fr. Terry and his wife Edie began their ministry at St. Philip on Sunday, September 21st, 2008 with formal installation to follow on November 20th.
In just of a quarter of a century, St. Philip has grown from "six warm souls" in a cemetery chapel to a busy parish of approximately 200 members. St. Philip has may lay ministries, including an energetic men's club, an active women's organization which meets monthly and is very involved in several outreach programs, and a vigorous youth program. In 2007, St. Philip became the new home of the Good Shepherd Center for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which serves the entire diocese. We have a vital Christian education program for children and adults, and an overflowing nursery as well as a new "state of the art" playground. While intentionally remaining a traditional parish, we seek to proclaim the good news of Christ to all people in our community.
At the ground breaking ceremony in 1980, Miss Ellen said of the land that she had given for the church, "Many types of rewarding crops have been planted on this good land for more than a century by my family. Today we plant the Cross and by the grace of faith, pray for an abundant harvest. As we attempt to build upon the faithful deeds of those who have gone before us, may we serve our Lord so that his harvest may always increase."
May 24, 2013
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist,Organ & Choir
Celebrating Rite II on all Sundays during the Season of Easter.
Children's Nursery provided for
Wednesday Worship Services
We are located at 9380 Davies Plantation Road, just north of the Stonebridge Golf Course and I-40.