Final scheduled service at Historic Williamsburg Catholic Church
set for October 2
The final scheduled service for 2021 at the historic Catholic Church of Mary Immaculate near Williamsburg will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The service will include the recitation of the Rosary and a Saturday weekday Mass followed by a covered dish on the grounds of the church which was built in 1901, the third church building for the congregation of primarily Irish and German Catholics in the northern Greenbrier County area.
The previous two church buildings were destroyed by fire. The Church was never a stand-alone parish, but was always a chapel of the former Immaculate Conception Church of Lewisburg, St. Catherine of Siena Church of Ronceverte, and finally Sacred Heart Church of Rainelle. It was closed in the early 1960s by the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston but has been maintained by neighbors and restored lead by Dr. and Mrs. Larry Mussleman who retired on Butler Mountain near Renick and Mrs. Musselman grew up as a member of the church.
Prior to building a church building there, the congregation would gather at midnight on Saturday night and walk the 18 miles into Lewisburg for the early Mass at Immaculate Conception Church which was located at the corner of Church Street and US 60 West in Lewisburg.
For further information, telephone the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley 304-536-1813.