As the nation's capital grew in the mid-19th century, there was an increasing need for more places of worship. St Paul's was first established in 1866 near Washington Circle and remained there until the end of World War II. The parish is noted for being the first Anglican Church in the United States to hold a midnight mass in 1870. It is also the the home of the first vested choir in Washington and the site of the first choral service in the city.
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