GRACE

Episcopal Church

Building and Grounds

When you have a large beautiful piece of property with magnificent old buildings, it takes someone with a lot of energy to maintain it!
 

Sherry Schiavone shows grace under pressure while handling all there is to be done around the actual physical plant, from maintenance, to logistics and traffic-flow to building security,

When you come to Grace Church you might find Sherry in the parish offices, the kitchen, the basement, or outside walking the grounds.

The ubiquitous Sherry Schiavone can be found anywhere on our church campus on a given day

Fortunately, Sherry has supporting hands within our church-family which help her, including Clyde Auger, who shows up in the likeliest and unlikeliest of places, as a bona-fide handyman on-the-scene.  

Clyde Auger helps assemble a special display for our Parish Hall fund-drive

Clyde assists in keeping our buildings in good repair through the seasons

Between Clyde and Sherry, and others such as those who sit on the Stewardship Committee, we are blessed with a beautifully maintained reflection of God's Creation on our own grounds.

Building Use by Non-Profit Organizations

Grace Episcopal Church has a long history of sharing its facilities with community groups and is delighted to have non-profit groups meet here. The building and land belonging to the Church, along with its equipment, represent a considerable investment of labor, time and money from present and past members of the parish.

All of the property, facilities and equipment are set aside to the glory of God and His worship, education and service in the Christian faith. It is the desire of the parish that this investment in land, buildings and equipment be used in ways that are consistent with the church’s mission: “sharing the healing love of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Should you sense that this setting would be a good fit for your group, feel free to connect with us by phone 860-388-0895, via email gracechurcholdsaybrook@gmail.com, or by submitting a form through our Contact page.

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden of Grace Church is located on the church grounds on the north side of the sanctuary and lies under a canopy of old maple trees.  A granite Celtic cross is the centerpiece of the garden.

The Grace Memorial Garden is for the interment of ashes in certain consecrated areas.  The guiding concept of the garden is to provide a simple, dignified memorial for loved ones placed to rest there, and to afford a quiet, secluded environment for family and friends, conducive to reflection, meditation, and prayer.  

Who May Use the Garden

Interment in the Memorial Garden is available to our parishioners and their families.  All other interments are at the discretion of the Rector.

 

Memorial Garden Plaque

Name plates showing only the deceased's name and year of birth and death may be added to the Memorial Plaque, which is mounted on a granite stone set in the garden.  The name plates shall be identical in size and shape and may contain no other information.

 

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are gratefully accepted by the Church.

To contact Grace Church about Memorial Garden or building use:

 

 Phone: 860-388-0895 (Church Office)

Email: gracechurcholdsaybrook@gmail.com 

Online Request: Submit a form through our Contact page.

Pastor Charlie Hamill:  

gracechurchrector@gmail.com

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336 Main Street,

Old Saybrook, CT 06475 

gracechurcholdsaybrook@gmail.com

860-388-0895

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