The History of St. Timothy's
The seeds of St. Timothy's were planted almost sixty years ago, when a group of Episcopalians began meeting in a home in Littleton. Originally a mission of St. George's in Englewood, the tiny congregation was fortunate to inherit the house and remodel it for worship services. Leadership for this project came from the church's first priest, Rev. Fred King, father of our longtime member Jerry King.
Early one frosty Sunday morning, a teenaged acolyte came as usual at dawn to light a fire in the church's woodstove. When people arrived for worship the building was engulfed in flames, and they needed to find a new home. Eventually the congregation was able to build on Hickory Street, just off Littleton Boulevard "behind the mortuary".
For more than forty years the life of St. Timothy's was focused in that location. The festivals of the church year were observed with solemnity and grace. Marriages, baptisms, and burials were celebrated. Rectors came and went, but the generosity and devotion of the members never wavered. Ministries grew both within the church and in the wider community, including the special connection with nearby Cherrelyn Nursing Home which continues today.