The Greenwich Preservation Trust is recognizing Greenwich’s St. Roch’s Church for its beautiful stonework and its historic place in the community.
The church was built with granite from the Ritch Brothers Byram Quarry. The same stone from the Byram Quarry was used for the base of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.
St. Roch Church was erected by volunteers and masons of the community and was completed in 1922.
The Church has played a vital role in the community both spiritually and educationally. The parishioners in the community have strong connections to the past as it was their ancestors who quarried the stone and built the church.
The Church is currently undergoing major repairs and restoration. Repairs include repointing the stone, repair of the roof on the bell tower, and repairing the pedestal of the Statue of St. Roch. The restoration is scheduled to be completed before the Feast of St. Roch.
Join us in the celebration of St. Roch’s 100th Anniversary. Support St. Roch’s, the annual St. Roch’s Feast will take place from August 10 to August 13, 2022.
Presentation of The Greenwich Presentation Trust award will be made at the 9:00am Mass on August 14. Procession of St. Roch will follow the Mass Address: St. Roch Church, 10 Saint Roch Ave., Greenwich, CT