The congregation of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church welcomed Rev. James C. Dannals as its first vicar in the history of the church, at its regular 10 a.m. Sunday service on August 3 at the historic Union Church on 11th Street, Port Royal.
Before accepting the clergy post at the local church, Dannals served churches over his career in Massachusetts, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia, before retiring in 2013 from St. George’s Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
St. Mark’s became a member church of the national Episcopal Church in March 2013 at the denomination’s diocesan convention. Until that time, the group had been meeting in the Beaufort area as a worshipping fellowship of Episcopalians for 10 years.