Archives Committee

God has spoken to and through the people of St. David’s (Radnor) Church through the centuries. Collecting and preserving our archived materials, past and present, enables us to honor this heritage and share our story, thus making Christ known to others.
The committee carries out this mission in several ways:
Collecting Current Records for Archiving

  • On Wednesday mornings a convivial group gathers in the Archives room to collect and organize records for inclusion in our collection.

Publishing Historical Material of St. David’s

  • Publications in process include “Old Saint David’s Confronts Change: The Building of the 1956 Chapel;” “The Story of the St. David’s Country Fair;” “The Relationship of Brognard Okie, Prominent Architect, to St. David’s” and “A History of Our International Mission Trips.”

Producing the Summer Series

  • ‘Opus 84 Organ Presentation with Dr. Joe Bonn’ an illustrated live-streamed talk
  • ‘Architectural Tour of the 2006 Chapel’ presented by Michael Merrick
  • ‘Historic Interpretation at St. David’s Church’ presented by Bill Stroud
  • ‘Legends of St. David’s’ presented by Michael Merrick
  • ‘The Period of Shared Missionaries During the Revolutionary War’ presented by Stephen Dittman
  • ‘Luther500 Celebration of Posting 500 Theses’ presented by Sanford Groff

Creating the rotating displays in the hallway leading to St. David’s Hall

Cataloging the material in the Committee’s possession

View the video below for a presentation by Dr. Joe Bonn about the history of research, decisions, and events that brought St. David’s the Opus 84: A Pipe Organ for the 4th Century of St. David’s Church.

2022 Summer Talks Series

Wednesdays at 7:00pm in the Chapel

July 6: Brad Smith

Old Saint David’s Confronts Change: Building the 1956 Chapel

July 13: Samantha Lucas

A Look into the Past: Remembering African American Church History

July 20: Torben Jenk

The Search for the Original Owners of the Land Where Old Saint David’s Stands

Published Booklets by the Parish History & Archives Committee

We would welcome volunteers who enjoy discovering, organizing, describing and cataloging the materials in our collection. Contact Marianne Cook for details.

We are a church on a mission to know God in Jesus Christ and make Christ known to others.