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Grace Episcopal Church

  • 300 Westminster Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
Overview

Among the banks and businesses of bustling Westminster Street, Grace Episcopal Church is a constant for the evolving neighborhood, with the bells ringing every day on the half hour, a tradition that began in 1861. Founded to serve parishioners who left the East Side in favor of the newly fashionable Westminster Street, the church sits on the site of the old Providence Theater. In 1846, Richard Upjohn, one of the most notable architects of the time, completed the new building design for the parish as the first asymmetrical Gothic Revival Church in America.