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Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
580 Hancock Road
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
(928) 763-1881
Sunday Worship 9:30AM

A Visitation by Bishop Katharine
May 11, 2003

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Rev Judson Calhoun & Bishop Katharine

Holy Spirit Episcopal in Bullhead City, Arizona

Sign in front

Pat Calhoun

Kathleen Whitehead

During sermon

Donna George

Rev Judson Calhoun & Lori Mosier

Bishop Katharine

Recessional

Recessional

Immediately after the service

Natasha Cisneros

Photos and web page by
Richard Schori

<schori@lvcm.com>

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HISTORY OF THE BULLHEAD CITY PARISH

On Christmas Day of 1978, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit was born in a "mobile home" on the Colorado River. This mobile home belonged to the father of the priest in charge at the time. We were able to use the building on Sundays until we had one of our own.

During this time, there was an agreement made with the Lutheran Church in Bullhead City to use their facilities, just below Davis Dam, on Sundays. Shortly, the community outdoor theater was no longer viable and we acquired it for our permanent church home. Worship on Sundays initially took place in what was the theater snack bar.

Members of the Church did much of the construction work on the new facilities we now occupy, including trench digging, water and waste system construction. Bill Herman, a skilled carpenter in the congregation fabricated the altar, alms and credence tables. Priests from Needles and Kingman frequently led worship during our construction, staying on to assist with some of the building. Among those clergy were Fathers Anderson, Steve Carroll, Kevin Dunn, David Gipp, David Caffrey, Michael Bamburger, Donald Lopes and E.A. Thompson.

Our new building was dedicated on our 8th birthday, Christmas Day 1986. An anonymous gift from a member of the congregation and a budgetary surplus in the Diocese of Arizona led to our mortgage "burning" in just over 12 years. Fr. Larry Boyd pleaded with the Diocese, who held our mortgage, so that Holy Spirit became one of the beneficiaries of the surplus. We also received help from the Western Regional Parish.

In xxxx, we became a part of the Diocese of Nevada since the twin cities of Laughlin and Bullhead are really one community on both side4s of the Colorado River surrounding Davis Dam.