St. Patrick Presbyterian breaks ground

Courtesy of Amy Henson

Sunday, Sept. 28 was a historic day for members of St. Patrick Presbyterian Church as they broke ground on the property of what will be their new church home at the corner of White and Byhalia roads. More than 350 people attended the groundbreaking service and barbecue feast, including Mayor Stan Joyner. St. Patrick has been a part of the Collierville community since 1998, when members began worshipping at the little white church on Walnut Street. Over the past 16 years, St. Patrick has grown and moved, even holding Sunday school classes on the Town Square trains for a season. This makes the promise of a permanent church home even more exciting for Pastor Jim Holland and the congregation. St. Patrick is a church plant of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis and will continue holding services and events at its facility at 463 W. Highway 72 during construction of the new building.