Welcome to Grace
Beginning June 21st until September 6th we will be switching to a summer service schedule. The 8 am and 10 am services will be consolidated into one service held at 9am. The Saturday 5 PM evening service will remain unchanged.
On behalf of the Grace Episcopal Church community I want to welcome you to our website. We are a vibrant community that seeks to serve Christ in all people. Our motto is “Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, come to the holy table and receive the supper of the Lamb.” This is our ministry – and our weekly invitation to communion – and we mean it.
So if you are looking for a new church community or coming to visit us for the first time know that you are welcome here at Grace!!
Our main service on Sunday is at 10:00am. We offer quieter services at 8:00am Sundays and on Saturdays at 5:00pm in All Saints’ Chapel. During the week we worship on Wednesdays at 10:00am.
Grace Church is handicap accessible and conveniently located at the corner of County and School Streets, on the edge of historic downtown New Bedford, just minutes from Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and surrounding areas.
If you would like to know more or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
With much happiness we announce that a Special Parish Meeting on Saturday, May 16, 2015, unanimously voted to call the Rev. Christopher R. Morck as the 22nd Rector of Grace Church.
Over 100 parishioners gathered for the meeting which was followed by a wonderful pot luck supper and fellowship. After many months of discernment and with the grace of God, we now move forward. Alleluia!!!
|Pictures of the Meeting|
May Christ’s Peace be with you,
Rev. Christopher Morck+
Priest in Charge
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith,
the grace of God is for you.
Learn more about our clergy, staff, and vestry that lead Grace Church.
Read about the church's interesting history dating back to 1833, as well as the important ministries currently happening in New Bedford.
Click here to listen to recent sermons from Reverend Chris Morck.
June 2015 Grace Notes
E-News for the Week of May 22nd
Seventh Sunday of Easter Children’s Sermon Video
Summer Service Schedule
Beginning on June 21 Grace Church will embark on an experiment that we hope will be well-received by the congregation. Like most Episcopal parishes in the diocese and, indeed, the country, we will combine services on Sundays during the summer months.
At its last meeting, the Worship Commission agreed to inaugurate this summer service schedule concurrently with the move to the Cary Altar. The eight- and ten-o’clock services will be combined in a single service at 9:00 a.m. We will alternate between Rites One and Two, with Rite Two on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month, and Rite One at the second and fourth Sundays.
There are several reasons that we think this would be a good idea:
- attendance during the summer falls off, due to vacations and the use of summer chapels
- combining the services provides a greater critical mass for corporate worship
- a single Sunday service allows the eight- and ten-o’clock congregations to worship together
- parishioners could start their leisure activities earlier in the day
Though we anticipate a certain amount of reluctance regarding this change, we hope that the congregation will embrace the experiment and prayerfully consider the advantages of such a change. If you have questions about the details of the Sunday service, please feel free to speak with Chris or Jerré.