Grace Episcopal Church is a historic, diverse, and active parish of the Episcopal Church located in downtown Jefferson City. The parish is committed to sharing God’s grace with others since the founding of a mission church in 1836 and the subsequent founding of the parish as “Grace Church” by a handful of Episcopalians in 1840. We are a community of worshippers who seek to honor God by loving and respecting one another and by serving those in God’s needy world. There is a place at Grace Church for everyone, member or not, who seeks God and all of His blessings. 


  • Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, spoken word, Sundays at 8:00 AM, in PERSON
  • Holy Eucharist and Spiritual Communion, Rite 2, with hymns, Sundays at 9:30 AM, in PERSON + FACEBOOK Livestream
  • Morning Prayer, Thursdays at 8:30 am, ZOOM (live) AND FACEBOOK (video) 
  • Midweek Eucharist, Wednesdays in person at 12:10 p.m., in the Chapel downstairs (A simple spoken Eucharist for those who would like a midweek pick me up of grace, or those who are still a little nervous about the bigger crowds on Sunday)
  • * Restrictions for in-person services- Most restrictions for in-person services have been eased at this time. Masks are optional at this time even when singing during the service. Sunday in-person service limits have been removed at this time. As always, these restrictions are dynamic and based on current levels of infection, and so are subject to change as the infection level changes.

Visit the Grace Episcopal Church Facebook page at the appointed times. The livestreamed services are recorded and can be found on our Facebook page.

For pastoral care, please contact our Rector Father Bill Nesbit at

and/or Rev. Paula Hartsfield, Deacon at 

New to Grace Church?

We at Grace Church extend a cordial welcome to you to worship with us. Whether you are a new Episcopalian in town or are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us.

Our congregation is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, of which the Church of England is the mother church. We are a member parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and the Episcopal Church, USA. We have been a part of the Jefferson City community for more than 160 years. We cherish diversity in our congregation.

The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be as followers of Christ.

The center of our common life is the altar. We invite to the Lord's Table all baptized persons who confess the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, regardless of their particular church affiliation. When we are unable to gather in person, for whatever reason, we celebrate spiritual Eucharist through our online services.

The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is celebrated twice each Sunday, mid-day on Wednesdays, and on Holy Days.

We try earnestly to live out our faith in our community.

Schedule of Services

Weekly Services –
September through May

  • Sunday - 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Rite I*) (without music)

  • Sunday - 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Rite II*) (with music, including choir on alternate Sundays)

  • Please join us for Coffee Hour in the parish hall following the 10:30 service

  • Wednesday - 12:10 PM - mid-day Eucharist - held in the chapel (enter on High Street through the red door)

Weekly Services –
June through August

  • Sunday - 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Rite I*) (without music)

  • Sunday - 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Rite II*) (with music)

  • Wednesday - 12:10 PM - mid-day Eucharist - held in the chapel (enter on High Street through the red door)

*Grace Church uses the Book of Common Prayer. If you are unfamiliar with our order of service, please be relaxed and give yourself time to learn. You are welcome at Grace Church.

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