Grace Episcopal Church was founded in 1859 in its present location at 104 N. Washington Street, North Attleboro. From our Christian education to our family recreation, from our special events to our parish picnics, we are open to all, providing food for the journey and calling people to change the world through their relationship with Christ. Mutual interests, mutual commitments, and mutual ministries are the reasons for our gratitude and hope as Episcopalians and members of Grace Church. Spiritual journey “The ministry of sustaining Grace’s life during challenging times of transition is facilitated by your prayers during worship, both private and public, and by the leadership which surrounds me.” If you are looking for a community that seeks to develop wise, courageous, and discerning persons, consider us. We do so through the traditions inherited by those who witnessed Christ Crucified and encountered Him after his death. We begin where you are, and you can participate at your own pace. “I heard you calling somewhere in the night”. Several of our leaders heard God’s call, and walked in Jesus’ footsteps to provide leadership and volunteer their time, talent and treasure.
As we enter 2017, all of us at Grace Church should be awestruck by the examples of testimony to God’s presence which these folks have shown us. We truly walk in the light, and should feel blessed that God has touched us all through our fellow parishioners. Our popular phrase of Growing Grace speaks of our core identity of what we desire to attain.
Connected to the community Grace Church continues to be a leader in the community by offering an inviting, handicap-accessible place of worship as well as participating in and spearheading a wide variety of outreach programs. From helping build a healthcare clinic in Kahzar, Tanzania to raising food and funds for Lenore’s pantry to being a servant of Ecclesia, Grace is constantly seeking ways to serve our community and world. We support St. Esther's School for Girls in Tanzania and have participated in the efforts to bring water to the village of Mpwapwa.
Our church is also a member of the Interfaith Light and Power - A Religious Response to Global Warming. Grace’s new energy efficient heating system, a 100% CFL and halogen light conversion and a facility-wide recycle program are all ways we provide example to our members and the community of our commitment to be good stewards of planet earth. For over 90 years we have had the pleasure to host Boy Scout Troop 23 at our facility. In addition to the Boy Scouts, we also provide space for Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and many community meetings. We are an active supporter of DANA, participating in all of their downtown activities from participating in the Back to School Shuffle in August to handing out free hot chocolate at the Santa Parade. Ministries Learn more about our ministries on the accompanying pages: Sunday worship services: Alter Guild, Acolytes, Choir, Liturgical Assistants, Counters, Ushers Caring for one another: Caring Card Ministry, Pastoral Care, Lay Eucharistic Visitation Prayers: Prayer Chain, Prayer Circle Connections: An active Youth Group, Fellowship and Fundraising, The Knitting Ministry, The Library, Outreach