Welcome to Grace
On behalf of the Grace Episcopal Church community we 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, 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!!
If you would like to know more or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact either of us.
May Christ’s Peace be with you,
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, the grace of God is for you.
We are truly delighted that you are checking us out and we hope that if you visit us that you will find grace. We recognize that life is difficult and fills us with questions that move us beyond the pat answers we learned as children. We welcome your questions and we invite you to join us in the Presence of the One who loves us unconditionally.
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 7:00am and 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.
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 sermons from the rector, Reverend Chris Morck, and the curate, Reverend Jason Lucas.
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Episcopal Church? Come for our weekly forums after coffee hour on Sundays in Lent. Below is the schedule of events. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Jason or Rev. Chris.March 9 - Church and Anglican HistoryMarch 16 - Church and Anglican HistoryMarch 23 - ScriptureMarch 30 - Church structure and missionApril 6 - Liturgy
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Search Informaiton
After almost 20 years of ministry as our bishop, Bishop Tom Shaw will retire on September 13 at the time of the new bishop’s consecration. The transition process is well under way leading up to the election of our new bishop on Saturday, April 5. The seven candidates who will stand for election are: • The Rev. Holly Antolini, Rector, St. James’s Church, Cambridge, Mass.; • The Rev. Timothy Crellin, Vicar, St. Stephen’s Church, Boston; • The Rev. Ronald Culmer, Rector, St. Clare’s Church, Pleasanton, Calif.; • The Rev. Alan Gates, Rector, St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland, Ohio; • The Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, Rector, St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia; • The Rev. Canon Margaret (Mally) Ewing Lloyd, Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts; and • The Rev. Sam Rodman, Project Manager for Campaign Initiatives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. All seven candidates will participate in a series of open meetings around the diocese March 14-18, giving us an opportunity to meet and learn more about them. On Monday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will host one of these meetings. All are welcome! More information about each of the candidates and the schedule of the other open meetings is available at www.mabishopsearch.org.