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Welcome to Grace Episcopal Church!

Whether you are joining us for a single Sunday while visiting Madison, exploring a deeper relationship with the sacred, or searching for a church home, we are delighted and honored that you are sharing this stage of your spiritual journey with us. We encourage you to get to know us through our website and to become involved in our worship, ministry, and social activities.  

—The Rev. Dr. D. Jonathan Grieser, Rector
      Grace Episcopal Church

Mission

Where Anglican tradition engages the contemporary world, Grace Church opens its doors
on Madison’s Capitol Square, inviting all to join us in sharing the love of Jesus Christ
in worship and in outreach to our neighbors and the world.

Worship with us…

SUnday • 8:00am
Holy Eucharist Rite I

Traditional Spoken Word

Our Rite I service is quiet and contemplative. It retains the traditional language of earlier prayer books with a meditative musical prelude and postlude

Sunday • 10:00am
Holy Eucharist Rite II

Contemporary Language, Choir & Organ

Supported by a full choir from September through May, this is our largest service. While children are welcome at all services at Grace, more families with children attend this service. Nursery Care is available for the youngest among us. On most weeks, Coffee Hour fellowship opportunity in the Cornelia Vilas Hall follows the 10:00am service. 

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Wednesdays • 12:10pm
Holy Eucharist Rite I

Short Midweek Service

A short, quiet service for those in need of a midweek refocus.

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Once a month
Capitol Lakes Eucharist

4th Wednesday of the month • 3:30pm
Capitol Lakes Independent Living
333 W. Main St., Madison 

Nursery Services

The nursery opens at 9:30am every Sunday morning and is located in the lower level of the church. Children ages infant to 3 years old, can play and learn in a warm and nurturing setting. Read more…

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Youth Formation

During the school year, students in grades 5 through 9 meet every Sunday at 9:00am in the lower level classroom. A continental style breakfast is provided. Other group outings and volunteer opportunities are planned throughout the school year. Read more…

Children's Church

Children age 4 through grade 5 meet in the lower level at 10:00am while their parents attend the service. At the announcement time, the children come upstairs and join their families for Holy Communion. The Children's Church program runs during the school year. Read more…

Chancel Choir

The Grace Chancel Choir sings at the Sunday 10:00am service from September to May and is open to singers in high school through adult. Read more…

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Pipe Organ

Grace Church has one of the finest pipe organs in Madison, with 1902 pipes. This is the 3rd pipe organ for Grace though. Read more…

 

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Grace Presents

Because the architecture of Grace Church offers excellent acoustics for live music, the Grace Presents Concert Series was born. Though the concerts are on hold at this time, watch for notice of their return. Read more…

First Monday Meals

The first Monday of every month, men staying at Porchlight Men's Shelter are entertained by local musicians and served a hearty, home-cooked meal in the Guild Hall. Read more…

Creating a More Just Community

In response to the “Race to Equity” report produced by the Wisconsin Council for Children and Families, the many shootings by police of unarmed African-Americans across the country, and statewide mass incarceration, the Creating a More Just Community working group emerged in 2015. Read more about their efforts and get involved…

Jail Ministry

In conjunction with the efforts of the Madison Area Jail Ministry, members of Grace Church have developed special programs to help the Chaplains at Dane County Jail continue to maintain a space of hope and light for people incarcerated and recently released. Read more...

Grace's Space

Positioned right across the street from the State Capitol Building near State Street, Grace Church is a natural location for meetings, retreats, sanctuary, and prayer. Our doors have been open to the public during the Women's March on Madison 2017, A Day Without Latinos 2016, the protests of Act 10 in 2011, and other moments of community discussion and activism. Read more…

Celebrate Your Wedding at Grace Episcopal Church

Situated on the Capitol Square, Grace Episcopal Church is in the heart of downtown Madison. A historic fixture in this vibrant city center, Grace is just steps from Lake Monona, the Monona Terrace, the Overture Center, State Street, and the University of Wisconsin, as well as numerous restaurants, hotels, and reception venues. Our central location and English-style courtyard garden provide the perfect photo opportunities to capture the essence of your downtown wedding. Click here to learn more