Our History: Histories Available Online

In Chronological Order

Historical sermon: preached by the Rev. John W. Leek, rector of St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, Mass., at the occasion of its 158th anniversary, on St. Michael's Day, September 29, 1872.

A History of the Eastern Diocese in Three Volumes, by Calvin Redington Batchelder. Claremont, N.H. The Claremont Manufacturing Company, Church Printers, 1876. Vol. 1 of 3, pages 461-488. Scholarly history with sources noted. Much of text is similar to Leekís sermon.

Order of Exercises Commemorating Its Restoration April 18, 1888. Marblehead, MA: St. Michaelís Church, 1888.

Kingís Handbook of Notable Episcopal Churches in the United States, by the Rev. George Wolfe Shinn, D.D. Boston, MA: Moses King Corporation. Pages 16-19

The History & Traditions of Marblehead, by Samuel Roads, Jr. Boston: Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1880. Chapter XX, pages 362-378.

A Guide to Marblehead, Third Edition. By Samuel Roads (Jr.) Marblehead, MA: Merrill H. Graves, 1890. Page 34-37. Early editions have drawings of exterior and interior, while later editions have photographs.
1890 edition
9th edition

Old New England Churches and Their Children, by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon. New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1906. Pages 223-235.

ďSt. Michaelís Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1714, Part IĒ by Stuart Paul Feld. Old-Time New England, Volume LII, No 4, Spring (March-June) 1962, Serial No. 188, pages 91-113. Online soon.

ďSt. Michaelís Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1714, Part IIĒ by Stuart Paul Feld. Old-Time New England, Volume LIII, No. 2, Fall (October-December), 1962, Serial No. 190, pages 31-48.

Organs and Organists of St. Michael’s Church, by Robert L. Howie, Jr. St. Michael’s Church Historical Studies, Marblehead, Massachusetts, Number 1, September 1975.

Architecture and Liturgy in St. Michael’s Church, by Robert L. Howie, Jr. St. Michael’s Church Historical Studies, Marblehead, Massachusetts, Number 2, September 1976.

St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts: A Short History, by Phillip Ayers, and St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts: A Model Church Archives, by Robert L. Howie, Jr. The Historiographer, October 2010.


Other Significant Works Not Online

Church of Our Fathers, by Dorothy F. Miles. Marblehead, MA: St. Michaelís Church, 1976, expanded 1984.

 

Learn more about St. Michaelís history:

Surrounding Buildings
A Revere Bell
St. Michaelís Church Architecture and Chronology
Music
Stained Glass Windows
Archives and Preservation
St. Michaelís Crypt & Churchyard
Women at St. Michaelís
Partial List of Treasures
St. Michaelís Rectors
Histories of St. Michaelís Available Online

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last update 09/08/2014