Grace Episcopal Church is the oldest Episcopal Church in continuous use in the Diocese of Chicago. An Episcopal Service was first held on the banks of the Fevre (now, Galena) River in 1826, the year Galena was incorporated as a town.
The building, constructed of limestone quarried on the site, was consecrated in 1850 and is filled with many precious objects. Some of the stained glass windows are of irreplaceable Belgian glass and a few of them are in Tiffany style. The chapel, altar area and sacristy were added in 1893. Extensive stenciling and historic memorial plaques give Grace Church a unique character.
For 167 years, thousands of Galenians have called Grace Episcopal Church their spiritual home. Shepherded by 29 priests, they today, are caretakers of this legacy.
We want to give a special thanks to The Rev. Dr. Gloria Hopewell, and other patrons of Grace for helping us put together this wonderful opportunity and allowing us to use their home as our performance grounds.