Welcome to Father Jim's Garden

These gardens are a gift from the Wardens and Vestry--and countless parishioners--to honor Fr. Jim Spata's ministry at Caroline Church over the past twenty-five years.

The first parishioner in the history of Caroline Church to be ordained, Fr. Jim was ordained to the Deaconate in 1981, and to the priesthood in 1983.

but they who wait for the Lord
     shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings
     like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint."
                    Isaiah 40:31
The gardens were formally dedicated on July 14, 2002. Thanks to Gary and Claire Mis for these photos.