History

  • 1821 — Town of Micanopy is founded
  • 1853 — Presbyterian church organized in Micanopy
  • 1857 — First Episcopal services held in Micanopy
  • 1873 — Presbyterians acquired the lot on Cholokka Blvd. where the Church of the Mediator is located today. Shortly after, the Presbyterians built the wood-frame church that still stands today, now owned by The Episcopal Church.
  • 1896 — Episcopalians had a small frame church on the south side of Seminary Street, between Cholokka Blvd. and Division Street
  • 1910’s — Episcopal services cease.
  • 1920’s — Episcopal church building torn down
  • 1960’s — Presbyterian services cease, building on Cholokka St. is vacant
  • 1966 — October 16, Episcopal services again conducted in Micanopy, with Archdeacon Fred Yerkes of Jacksonville. The name, Church of the Mediator, is a revival of the name of the earlier church.
  • 1983 — Easter Day. Father Les Singleton begins serving at the Church of the Mediator
  • 2005 — August. James Gilbert becomes organist and music director
  • 2007 — November. Church buys new Kawai grand piano
  • 2007 — December 16. Father Les Singleton celebrates his 40th ordination anniversary
  • 2013 — March. Church buys new electronic organ and speaker system. (Building is too small for an appropriate pipe-organ)
  • 2017 — Father Les Singleton celebrates his 50th ordination anniversary (December 16)
  • 2019 — Father Les Singleton retires after nearly 37 years as Vicar. Father George Holston becomes interim vicar.