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Our Facility

St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church is very proud of its historic Chapel, Day Care and Retreat Center, and our main Church facility with its beautiful Sanctuary, large Parish Hall and rooms to accommodate many functions for our members and community.

We have a unique setting on our magnificent 11-acre facility.  Its serene beauty and peace makes it an excellent place for worship and other events.

St. Katherine’s historical chapel is available for weddings.  The chapel features 12 pews with a center aisle and can comfortably seat 65-75 guests.

St.Katherine’s parish hall is available for meetings, family gatherings, workshops, and receptions.  The parish hall can accommodate 100 guests.

For more information or to reserve the chapel or parish hall, please call 517-349-4120.

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Forster Woods Adult Day Care

Forster Woods Adult Day Center grew from the vision of the The Very Rev. Ronald C. Byrd, Sr. and from the support of the congregation of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church to reach out into our community and provide much needed support to elder adults and their caregivers.  Forster Woods opened on July 31, 2012 and is a community-based, non-profit adult day center.  Forster Woods is located on 10 ½ acres of gardens and woods in the midst of a residential area on the campus of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Williamston Michigan. Visit the website to learn more.

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Our History

The story of St. Katherine’s is really two stories.

The first story is that of John Harris Forster, the adventurous surveyor/miner/farmer who figured in much of Michigan’s early history, and his no less adventurous wife, Martha Mullett Forster. Their devotion to the Episcopal faith and to the memory of the little girl they lost was expressed in building a beautiful little chapel on their “Spring Brook Farm” near Williamston.

The second story is that of St. Katherine’s Church- the small chapel served by lay readers and attended by neighboring farm families; the mission of St. Paul’s Church that grew, under its first full time priest, to be a parish; the congregation that, having outgrown the chapel, built a new large church and parish hall.

The Chapel was build on a show-case farm. Over 100 years later, the fine farm, the great house and the barns are gone. But Harris and Martha Forster’s greatest legacy, the vision and devotion that led them to build St. Katherine’s Chapel, lives on in the spirit of the people who call St. Katherine’s their church family and their church home.

We hope you will join us!

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Kate’s Kids

Our Christian Education Program utilizes a Montessori based approach to learning. The overall format is based on the Episcopal Church Order for Worship. This begins with a call to worship, followed by a story, told with the aid of story figures.  Time is provided for children to explore the meaning of the story. The worship session closes with prayer and sharing. Typically the children will do activities and crafts related to the story and have a snack.