PORT CHARLOTTE — St. James Episcopal Church isn’t the only church to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. But it may be the only one, though, that celebrates a church mouse as part of its recorded history.
Like many area houses of worship, the group that planned to start an Episcopal church in Port Charlotte was given a 5-acre parcel of land by General Development Corp., which developed much of Charlotte County. The congregation celebrated its first service in its own building on Easter Sunday 1962.
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