Brief History of Christ Episcopal Church - St. Joseph, Louisiana

During the Civil War and Reconstruction, the original church, founded in 1856 and known as the Church at St. Joseph, languished.  However, in 1872 a group led by Mrs. Carrie Hardemann Tullis reorganized the Parish and built the present building, which was constructed by Patrick Murphy, a prominent Natchez contractor.  It was built for the sum of $3,200.  The building was then reconsecrated on May 14, 1876.

The name was changed to Christ Church in 1888.  Operated as a mission for many years, the congregation was incorporated as Christ Episcopal Church in 1947.