Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ . . .
Welcome to our website! Please enjoy your time with us online as you familiarize yourself with all Grace Church has to offer.
Who We AreGrace Church is a historic parish of The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande in the Chihuahuan Desert region of Southeastern New Mexico.
The Episcopal Church traces its origins to The Church of England and The Scottish Episcopal Church with roots in the early, medieval and reformation periods of Christianity in the British Isles. In contemporary terms, The Episcopal Church is the American province of the worldwide Anglican Communion of Churches comprising more than 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches around the globe in more than 160 countries. Grace parish is proud to count this as part of its spiritual heritage.
How We're Different
We are an inclusive, mission-driven community in the Anglican Catholic tradition of The Episcopal Church, presenting a vision of the Christian faith that is relevant and accessible through the lens of common prayer, vibrant fellowship, outreach and radical hospitality.
Whosoever thou art that enterest this Church know that the Lord Christ is here in His Holy Sacrament Reserved;
kneel then, and adore Him; and pray
for thyself, for those who minister and worship here; nor forget the souls of the faithful departed.
(DeKoven prayer on Northwest Church Door since the late 19th Century)
Our liturgical rites are found in the timeless expressions of The Book of Common Prayer which has formed and enriched the worship of the Episcopal Church for centuries.
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(BCP p. 355)
We lift our praise to God each week with music that embraces the full depth and height of the Christian faith while also offering opportunities for quiet contemplation of those same mysteries.
King of glory, King of Peace, I will love thee; Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise thee; Small it is in this poor sort to enroll thee; e’en eternity’s too short to extol thee.
(George Herbert, 1593-1633)
Together we continue the mission of proclaiming the transforming love of Christ in Word and Sacrament to the communities of Carlsbad and Eddy County . . . a vision spanning over 120 years.
Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are yours, Almighty God and Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.
(BCP p. 375)