In a recent celebration, the parishioners and friends of Saint Barnabas held an anniversary luncheon noting their Rector's fourth year of service to the church and Picayune community.
Father Jonathan J. Filkins said, “Our gathering today is, by God's grace a wonderment. A wonderment of the generosity of those here and those who have come before. It is a wonderment for all of the many blessings He gives to us. Yet, it is not about the wonderment of the beauty of our buildings, or what we possess, for it is all about the people within and the people without. Without the people, there would be no beauty, only emptiness.
“Thank you everyone, for all you have done, and all you are doing. It is my great pleasure to serve Him and his flock, in my hometown of Picayune.”
About St. Barnabas
Occupying the oldest church building in Picayune, Saint Barnabas Anglican Church is noted for its beauty and classic architecture. Recently a photographer, on assignment from a internationally known magazine, was tasked to take photos of churches in the United States. He remarked this local church was, “the most beautiful small church he had ever seen.”
(For the full story see the 7-12-13 print edition of the Picayune Item.)