Grace Episcopal Church

About Us


HISTORY

In 2018 Grace Church celebrated its 135th Anniversary. During this period, the Church has had only eight rectors. The previous three rectors served a combined total of almost 70 years.  Our current rector, The Reverend Father Harold J. Cobb, Jr., is the eighth rector of Grace Church, has served 23 years, serving in both the 20th and now the 21st Century.  In these 135 years, despite the many significant and shattering events that have occurred in our country, from the The Great Depression to the assassinations of JFK and  Martin Luther King to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and continuing devastations...

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US.

In these 135 years, despite the many significant and shattering events that have impacted the world, from World Wars I and II to the Korean Conflict to the Vietnam War to the toppling of the Berlin Wall to the ongoing Conflict in Iraq...

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US.

In these same 135 years, despite events that have shattered the peace and well-being of our country and the world, there have been many celebratory and
special events in the life of this Parish:

• Our move from Kent and Cumberland Streets to Brambleton Avenue

• The construction of the Educational Building and Parish Hall

• The renovation of our present facilities due to a successful capital campaign

• The redevelopment of Central Brambleton by our own Plumb Line Ministries

• Becoming a regional church with a parish family that lives throughout Hampton Roads, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and Suffolk

• Being designated a Jubilee Ministry Church

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US.

There is something special about Grace Episcopal Church. We have been blessed
by God to be the largest historically Black Episcopal Church in Virginia and one of the largest in the United States. We have outstanding programs including great musical talent, Campus Ministry, Boy and Girl Scouts in addition to other youth programs; Outreach to the community and great worship.

We have a great future and know that we will continue on this wonderful journey because...

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US.

 

OUR PURPOSE

To  bring  people  to  Jesus and membership in
his family, develop them to Christ like maturity
and  equip   them   for   their  ministry  in  the
church & life mission in the world,
in order to magnify God’sname.

“Grace is a church with God’s Inspiration
for our aspiration.”