About St. Mark’s

Who We Are

St. Mark’s is an Episcopal Church serving Prattville, Alabama. We are part of the Diocese of Alabama, which is one of two Episcopal Dioceses in the state and which numbers more than 40,000 Episcopalians.

We have seen rapid growth in the past decade and our Church buildings and programming reflect this.

We are a diverse group of people of many backgrounds, experiences and circumstances who proclaim a common, historical faith deeply rooted in Scripture and the breaking of bread.

St. Mark’s is a community of more than 400 members who are anxious to meet you! After you have browsed through our web pages, why not give us a call. Or, better yet, come by and visit!

A Brief History

St. Mark's Episcopal Mission was organized in 1859, and was admitted as a mission congregation to the Diocese of Alabama on July 26, 1877. Prior to that date, however, services for local Episcopalians had been held as early as 1853 in the First Presbyterian Church of Prattville.

In 1876 the congregation bought an old frame building from the Methodist Church and moved it from across Autauga Creek to our present location at the corner of Washington and Fourth Streets. The Rt. Rev. Richard Wilmer, Bishop  of the Diocese of Alabama, consecrated the church building on St. Mark's Day, 1877, with the Rev. Frank B. Ticknor named as priest-in-charge. This frame building served as the place of worship until 1909 when the present church building was constructed. The first service was Morning Prayer, and was conducted on June 27, 1909, led by a lay reader in that St. Mark's did not have a priest at the time.


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church • 178 East 4th Street • Prattville Alabama 36067 • (334) 365-5289 • Fax: (334) 365-5277 MAP