All are welcome at Grace Church, Merchantville!

Love God.       Love Others.       Change the World and Us.

7 E. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ 08109
Parish Phone: 856-665-4117
Parish Email: graceepiscopalchurchoffice@gmail.com
Parish Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/GraceChurchMerchantville
The Rev. Dr. Patrick “Pat” Close  AKA “Fr. Pat”
Email: drprclose@aol.com

Service Schedule


  8 AM, Rite One, Traditional

  10 AM, Rite Two, Contemporary


   4 PM, Rite Two, with prayers and the laying on of hands for healing

Parish Activities

Altar Guild:  First Sunday of the month 12:00 Noon

 Coffee Hour: Sundays, immediately following the end of the 10 AM service (September to June)

Children’s Church: First Sunday of the month during the 10 AM service
(unless otherwise announced)

Episcopal Church Women (E.C.W.): as announced

Family Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7-9 PM and Sundays, 9:15 AM

Food Pantry: Wednesdays 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM

Men’s Club: as announced

Ministries Committee: First Saturday of the month, 9 AM,
unless otherwise announced

St. Paul’s, Camden Pancake Breakfast Program: First Sunday of the month, meet, cook, and serve with the underserved population in Camden, NJ

Sunday School: 9AM – 10AM (September to June)

Youth Group: as announced

Vestry: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM

St. Clare’s Thrift Shop: Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Groups, Organizations, Individuals Meeting at Grace

Christ Apostolic Temple: Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays http://www.catupc.org/

Boy Scout Troop 118: Mondays http://bsatroop118.scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=22046

Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club: Tuesdays https://www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyrr/

Alcoholics Anonymous “But for the Grace of God”: Wednesdays https://aasj.org/meetings/but-for-the-grace-of-god/?tsml-time=upcoming

Ted Warschal and Terence Smith, Professional Artists: Weekday Studios

Mission Statement

We are a welcoming and diverse community of faith that seeks to follow the way of
Jesus Christ by serving and worshiping God.

Our beliefs:

  • Worshiping in the love of Christ’s teachings and the Episcopal tradition reveals God more clearly so that we understand His call to us and live a life of faith.
  • Every spiritual journey is unique and nurtured by curiosity about God and the
    nature of faith.
  • We show our love of Jesus through outreach to the world around us.
  • Stewardship, the nurturing of our earth and the sharing of our resources and
    gifts, is an essential part of who we are.
  • An awareness of critical issues inspires us to align ourselves with the
    teachings of Jesus.
  • Opportunities for fellowship strengthen the bonds of a community.
  • Christian education at all ages deepens our relationship with God.

Worshiping and Serving Since 1873


One thought on “About

    Robert Welham said:
    April 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I was baptized and confirmed at Grace Church in 1943.
    I am glad you are still going strong.
    God be with you in your search for a new Rector.
    I am in Venice Fl. at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
    we are just starting to look for a new Rector.
    God Be With You,
    Robert Welham,


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