The St. Mary’s Redbank Church is a quaint multidenominational country church located at 619 Redbank Road in Templeton PA.
The St. Mary’s Redbank Church is pastored by the Rev. Dr. Gordon Barrows, and managed by the Redbank Church & Cemetery Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit that historically preserves and revitalizes local churches. The mission of the RCCA is to revitalize the St. Mary’s Redbank Church by hosting regular church services, weddings, funerals, and other Christian celebrations.
The Redbank Church & Cemetery Association’s vision is to revitalize St. Mary’s Redbank Church by preserving its history and growing its ministries. The RCCA is currently upgrading the St. Mary’s Redbank Church facilities, digitizing cemetery records, and expanding its online ministry. RCCA works with local pastors and church leaders to perform marriages, baptisms, blessings, renewal of vows, religious/marriage counseling, host bible studies, lead congregations, grow outreach ministries, and offer other religious services.
Worship Times & Events
Worship services are held on Saturdays on a bi-monthly basis along with all major Christian holidays as speakers are available. A pulpit supply schedule is available for pastors and guest speakers. Visit our Facebook page for the latest worship service times and events.
Giving & Tithes
We make a living by what we get, but a life by what we give. Support the St. Mary’s Redbank Church.
Give to the Redbank Church & Cemetery Association in care of the St. Mary’s Redbank Church. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law as the RCCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit religious organization. Donations may be mailed to: Redbank Church & Cemetery Association c/o St. Mary’s Redbank Church 34 North Corporation Street, Newville, PA. 17241.
The St. Mary’s Episcopal Church was built on land granted to the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh by the Turner family in 1872. At that time, the village of Redbank was a busy community; farming, coal mining, natural gas drilling, and railroading provided employment for many people. During Redbank’s years of growth, St. Mary’s served as a spiritual and social anchor for the community.
In the 1940s, there were enough children at the church to warrant a Sunday school, and in the 1950s, a Bible school. With the closing of area mines, and a decline in farming and railroading, the local economy dwindled, and younger generations left the area in search of better opportunities. The congregation of St. Mary’s dwindled as well, and grew older.
Through good times and bad, St. Mary’s continued to serve her faithful congregants, and the community, until the COVID pandemic forced the closing of its doors. Now, thanks to the vision of Mr. James Shuster, St. Mary’s Redbank Church has found new life as a community resource, multidenominational worship space, and venue for weddings, funerals, and other Christian celebrations. THANKS BE TO GOD!
View photos from our worship services and events. Find more pictures, including historical photographs on our Facebook page.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The Redbank Church & Cemetery Association in c/o the St. Mary’s Redbank Church warmly welcomes you to contact us with any questions or suggestions for furthering the Kingdom of God.