History of St. Mary's

Throughout our history, St. Mary's parishioners have met God's call: to be generous, committed and steadfast. Time and again our congregation has responded, despite changing times and leadership to carry forward the Lord's work.

Witness our earliest beginnings — 34 people in 1977, gathered to proclaim the intention to begin the faith-filled work of growing a vital church congregation. Each of our priests has inspired, challenged, encouraged and guided our journey.

Our parishioners are full- and part-time residents, seniors and young families, married and single. We extend open arms to all people to join us in worship and service to God and our community.

• Set on five acres of land, is the site of the church building, Parish Life Center and the Pennywise Thrift Shop

• A 400-seat contemporary glass, wood beam, stucco church building including sanctuary, main and chapel altars, sacristy, choir loft and Columbarium

Flora Linda Garden built with a bequest from the estate of Alfred T. Felsberg. The garden is open to the public. It includes a Spanish tile fountain, a labyrinth for meditation and prayer and an covered area for outdoor group events. The covered area includes a 12 foot cross. A 6 foot Italian marble statue of The Virgin Mary highlights another part of the garden.

1979 - Original church constructed

1990 - St. Mary's officially designated
as a parish

1992 - Groundbreaking for new church

1993 - Construction completed and church consecrated

2002- Parish Life Center dedicated

2006 - Flora Linda Garden constructed and dedicated.


St. Mary's Episcopal Church

9801 Bonita Beach Road - Bonita Springs, Florida 34135 - (239) 992-4343

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