|THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY
1803 N ALABAMA ST, SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO 88061
1881. The Sisters of Mercy had come
to Silver City at the invitation of the local priest to
start a school, which by 1915 had
more than 100 students. The Mercy Sisters turned over
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy to seven Sisters of St.
Joseph of Tipton, Indiana., and their superior, Sister
Mary Magdalen Thomas, in mid-1915. Aug. 26, 1915, they
incorporated as the Sisters of St. Joseph of Silver
City. They operated St. Joseph’s Hospital and sanatorium
for three years while teaching school at the Academy,
until financial hardships determined that the sanatorium
1918. Early in the year, the sisters bought the
10-room Mission-style adobe home that the late Aubrey F. Lee had
constructed in 1906 on the northwestern outskirts of town” at what
is now 1801 N. Alabama St. That fall they opened St. Mary
Magdalen’s Academy, a boarding school for girls. Monsignor William
Wright purchased the neighboring Rufus Jackson mansion at 1809 N.
Alabama St., and donated it to the Sisters of St. Joseph to serve
as a dormitory for the boarding students. It was the largest
private residence in Silver City when it was built in 1910, and
was renamed Marian Hall. Wright’s parsonage called the “Joseph
House” was built between the two older homes in 1918.
1922. Fire destroyed the10-room mission-style adobe Aubrey F. Lee mansion, the main building. The sisters rebuilt
their convent, school and the current chapel, and their numbers
never grew to more than 21 sisters in 1923. Financial hardship
required Sister Magdalen to affiliate with another community of
Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia.
of the academy in the 1940s. Marian Hall on far right.
1926. January, the 26th, the Sisters of
St. Joseph of Silver City and their properties in New Mexico
officially merged with the Concordia community. From the late 1920s and ‘30s, St. Mary’s
Academy, served as a boarding school and eventually a high school.
Vincent de Paul Catholic Church opened another parochial school
that was staffed by Sisters of St. Joseph.
Mary’s and St. Vincent de Paul merged into one parochial
landmark buildings on Alabama Street housed a birthing center.
In 1973, a lay board took over the combined school and operated
it until 1980.
Late 1980s. Marian
Hall became El Refugio, a shelter for victims of domestic
1990. The Guadalupe
Montessori School moved to the St. Mary’s campus.
2006. The Sisters
of St. Joseph of Concordia celebrated their 80th anniversary
of service in Silver City.
2011. The Anglicans began negotiations began
toward the purchase of the property at St Mary’s Academy.
2014. Holy Trinity formally purchased 3.7
acres of the property of St Mary’s Academy. A ceremony was
held to "transfer the Light" from the Catholics to the
Anglicans. This included the chapel
with the attached convent dormitory building, the Joseph
House, and Marian Hall.
who served our Anglican church between 2008 to 2015
Bishop Mott -founding member
Deacon Eng - founding member
"Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him
shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him
will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal
life" John 4:14.