The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 472
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the parish, and the construction of the church building was
While the decision to build the church had been taken as early
as April 1g, 1868, actual construction did not begin until 1870.
It was not until some time after November, 1871, that services
could be held in the church. The church was consecrated on
December 19g, 1875.7"
Throughout its history Saint Bartholomew's parish has been
strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement of 1833 and its sub-
sequent development into the Anglo-Catholic Revival. The doc-
trinal teachings and advanced ceremonial practice of this school
of Anglican theology have been remarkable in this parish, and it
has been outstanding in the Diocese of Texas.74
72Texas Countryman, February g19, 1868; see also St. Bartholomew's Church
(MSS., Deed Records of Waller County, County Clerk's Office, Hempstead), II,
392, 406; XV, 30-31; XXVI, o01; XXVIII, 127.
TBTexas Countryman, April 22, 1868; Daily Houston Telegraph, August 19g, 1870;
Journal, Diocese of Texas, 187o, p. 26; ibid., 1871, p. 43; ibid., ,876, p. 33.
74Frank MacD. Spindler, A History of Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
(Master's thesis, University of Houston, 1955), Chapter V, pp. 1o9-168. Section 3
of this chapter deals particularly with the developments in the parish.
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