Who We Are

In 1854, Catherine Stevens Perry persuaded her rector, Reverend Thomas Fales of Christ Church in Waltham, to lead Sunday afternoon worship in the parlor of the Perry family home just over the town line from Newton Corner. Newton had an Episcopal church already: St. Mary's at Newton Lower Falls, near the Wellesley line. Would it support a second Episcopal parish?

-- from parishioner Don Kennedy's "History Notes" series



Grace Family Portrait 2015From its humble beginnings in the Perry parlor grew the Grace Church that we know and love today. Grace has served parishioners in its current Newton Corner location since 1873. Regina Walton, our current rector, came to Grace in 2014. The parish, like the Newton neighborhood it anchors, is an appealing blend of longtime residents and new families.

If you are new to the parish, we hope you will feel welcome here to explore your own journey of faith. There are so many opportunities to feel a part of Grace Church: from singing in the Choir, to teaching Sunday School, to flipping (or just eating!) pancakes at our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and everything in between.

Christmas Dinner at Grace
Grace Church is a safe and welcoming place for everyone. We are faithful to our policies that protect all who visit or worship with us.

If you are curious about the Episcopal church, the short video below will serve as an introduction to the 180 churches, chapels and campus ministries that make up the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, We look forward to seeing you soon!