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Church's bell repaired just in time for Easter

JFRD helps repair St. George Episcopal Church's bell

St. George Episcopal Church on Fort George Island
St. George Episcopal Church on Fort George Island (St. George Episcopal Church)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Local firefighters repaired the bell at the historic Saint George Episcopal Church on Fort George Island just in time for Easter.

Founded in 1877, St. George is one of the historic river mission churches founded by the second bishop of Florida, John Freeman Young.

News4Jax received pictures Friday thanking firefighters with the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department.

PHOTOS: St. George Episcopal Church bell repair

St. George’s building remains essentially unchanged and has been recognized by the city of Jacksonville and the state of Florida as a historic building.

In 1987, the building was restored with the help of a state of Florida preservation grant. St. George’s was awarded a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.  

Click here for more information about the St. George Episcopal Church.