About the mcc
Nestled in the scenic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the St. Andrew's Mountain Community Center is a community resource in the truest sense. It is located on the corner of Mission Road and Route 115 in the Shannondale subdivision of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
With the leadership of the SAMCCP board and the permission of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, our community center is maintained and operated by volunteers and donations within the community.
St. Andrew's Church & Mountain Community Center
In 1886 a few young men*, communicants from Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town WV, began a Sunday School in a schoolhouse east of the Shenandoah River and southeast of the city. The area was near Mannings, a community at the toe of Jefferson County's Blue Ridge Mountain. The young churchmen's rector, the Rev. Dallas Tucker, was convinced and enlisted to hold services there. Through the efforts of Dr. Tucker and several laymen at Zion, money was raised and in 1889, a chapel was built with the help of local residents. This was the birth of the Episcopal Mission, St. Andrew's on-the-Mount.
In 1903 a worker's residence was constructed and a fine stone parish hall was erected in 1904. The grand opening included a brass band an what must have been, in 1904, a large majority of Mountain residents.
You can learn more about the history of Saint Andrew's Mountain Community Center on the Shannondale and Beyond website.
*Alfred Bates was one of these young men