one of the most beautiful concrete structure in the whole town of Sagada is the Episcopalian church of St. Mary. this was built through the help of the American missionaries led by Rev. Fr. John Staunton.it was built in early 1900s and until now it remains one of the biggest structure around Sagada. it stands as a symbol of Christianity in the area. a solid structure seems to symbolize Sagada's solid faith.it has a nice lawn with the old bell and an two old wheels placed in a platform. the bell has a story behind it that you can read in Vicente Sapguian's blog.it has an unusual door design that makes it partly distinct to all the other Spanish influenced churches around the country.
what also makes this church beautiful is its location. it is definitely the most prominent and most visible structure. even with the pine trees surrounding it, one can always be captivated by its size.this church may be Episcopalian but tourists of different sect still finds this church a very reflective place. a perfect stop for someone who visits Sagada.the Episcopalian missionaries developed Sagada into a place of trade, good education and even provided a hospital. but at the same time allowing the people to still embrace its culture.