“Grace Church reflects Oak Park, especially in our progressive, inclusive values.”
“This is the most diverse community I know.”
“Grace Church is a place where people can find a home – and it’s the kind of home they might not find elsewhere in the area.”
Grace’s stone building houses a resonant brick-lined worship space that has echoed with music every Sunday morning for more than 100 years.
Three parish choirs add festivity and beauty to Grace’s regular and special worship services. The Schola Choir of children from age 8 to about 14 learns the basics of making music together, along with building confidence and competence to continue. The Madrigals Choir of high-school-age youth rehearses a capella each Sunday afternoon, standing in a circle in the nave. And the Adult Choir, an integral part of Grace’s life since the parish was founded in 1879, draws its deep and wide repertoire from around the world and through the centuries.
Educated, progressive, and thoughtful, the people of Grace love to pray together, learn together, celebrate together, and simply be together. We are a diverse group – in age, race and ethnicity, religious background, wealth, ability, gender and orientation, and household or family composition – and we are united in valuing the diversity and inclusivity of Grace Church.
Grace Church has been here in downtown Oak Park for a long time, and we’re always up to something new. Please come join us.
Sunday worship at Grace Church is an experience of beauty, dignity, and reverence. Using Rite II of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and its authorized supplements, clergy and lay ministers together prepare services with loving attention to detail. Grace’s moderately high-church liturgical tradition includes exuberance as well as solemnity, lightness alongside formality.