Grace Episcopal Church marks 150th anniversary in Georgetown

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Grace Episcopal Church, located at 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, was built in 1867. (Brian Kapur/The Current/June 2016)

Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown is marking its 150th anniversary with a celebration featuring music, food, kid-friendly activities and local leaders.

The festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, with a procession starting at St. John’s Church at 3240 O St. NW and continuing to Christ Church at 3121 O St. NW, recognizing the two “mother churches” in the original founding of Grace Parish, according to a release. After continuing along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, the procession will arrive at Grace Episcopal, 1041 Wisconsin, at around 2 p.m.

The afternoon celebration on the church lawn will include music from Andrew Barnett and Marshall Keys along with a sing-along led by the Grace Church Choir. Meanwhile, interpreters at various tables will present aspects of the church’s history. Distinguished guests offering remarks will include Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans.

For additional information contact John F. Boynton or the Rev. John Graham at 202-333-7100 or rector@gracedc.org.
Grace Church is also planning a fundraising gala on June 4 at Pinstripes Georgetown, 1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW. An April 23 event marked the 150th anniversary of Grace’s first service.