Be it remembered that on the 26th day of May, A. D. 1817, the Rev. Philander Chase, late Rector of Christ Church, Hartford, State of Connecticut, preached and performed Divine Service in the town of Circleville, according to the Liturgy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. After which he explained his purpose in coming to the State of Ohio and the success in which has attended his labors, in collecting and organizing Churches to the Glory of God and the good of men’s souls.”
Thus begins the history of the Little Church on the Mound (Mt. Gilboa)...
The present St. Philip’s church was consecrated in 1868. It still has its gas fixtures, walnut pews, woodwork and some of the original stained glass windows. The windows being the three tall, narrow windows visible in the façade on Mound Street. The parish hall was added in 1917 and the rectory was bequeathed to St. Philip’s in 1947 by Mrs. Georgia Hoffman James.
St. Philip’s Church is the oldest church building in continuous use in Pickaway County.
St. Philip's gothic edifice is on the National Register of Historic Places