Alton- The Episcopal Parish of Alton is pleased to welcome the Reverend Cynthia A. Sever as its new rector. Mother Sever will begin her service as rector on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 when she will perform Easter mass at Trinity Chapel, 1901 State Street, at 8:15 AM and at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 10 East Third Street, at 10:30 AM. Mother Sever comes to Alton from Grace Episcopal Church in Lockport, New York, where she served as rector from June of 2012 until the present time. She has an enthusiasm for outreach and youth ministries.