History of St. Barnabas Church

St. Barnabas Wedding Chapel

Is there a wedding in your future?  If so, then consider taking your vows at St. Barnabas Wedding Chapel in Montrose.

The Episcopalians built the church in 1869 from native, blue-gray limestone, and local craftsmen did the actual construction both inside and out. The church was then known as Grace Church. Later, in 1881 the name was changed to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. The church served as a place of worship for the people of Montrose until it was closed in 1960. In 1981 the Montrose Township Historical Society was organized and restoration of the church began. St. Barnabas is now a non-sectarian wedding chapel and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. If your wedding plans include a bit of nostalgia in a small town setting, then take a few minutes to visit St. Barnabas. We will be happy to help you with your special day.

The Church also hosts the Annual Memorial Day Program held on Memorial Day and the Annual Christmas Program held the first weekend in December.

For More information about St. Barnabas write to:

Montrose Township Historical Society
Box 141
Montrose, IA 52639


Call Sue Dresser (319)463-7794

Courtesy of Sue Dresser and the Montrose Township Historical Society

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Last Updated July 24, 2006
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