Church of the Holy Communion and St. Mary’s Episcopal
School have recently taken the next step in pursuing their separate and shared
visions for the future. Fleming Architects of Memphis has been engaged to lead
a campus master planning process, and Terry Byrd Eason Design of Chapel Hill,
N.C., has been engaged to lead a liturgical master planning process for our
Nave and Chapel. Both processes will be completed by May.
This work is being partly funded by a gift from the
estate of Florence Greenwood, wife of Holy Communion’s first rector. “Mrs.
Greenwood played a major role in envisioning Holy Communion’s first chapter,”
says Father Sandy Webb, “and her generosity enables us to envision the next.”
A committee of representatives from St. Mary’s and Holy
Communion received proposals from six architects and interviewed three. Its
recommendation was unanimous, and was endorsed unanimously by Holy Communion’s
vestry and St. Mary’s trustees.
“Even before I was an architect, I was always struck by
this property,” says Scott Fleming. His firm’s projects have included Christ
United Methodist Church and Day School, Christian Brothers High School and the
Kroc Center. “It has a great sense of permanence... the really rich reddish
range of brick and the Georgian detailing give the whole campus a
“I have known and followed Eason’s work for decades,”
says minister of music and liturgy David Ouzts, “and Washington Cathedral, St.
Paul’s Cathedral (Buffalo) and Duke Chapel are among his finest examples. I
predict that Terry Eason’s work for Holy Communion will make our nave his
Georgian Colonial showpiece, and I simply cannot wait to see the work he will
do for our parish.”