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A Rich Tradition
Formally organized in 1873 as a parish in the Missionary District of Colorado, Grace Episcopal Church was first erected on land donated by the city’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church was organized some 20 years later and built at the corner of Tejon St. and Monument Avenue (currently the parish hall). In 1923, the two parishes merged to become Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and commissioned the Late English Gothic church building, which was dedicated in 1929 to the jurisdiction and authority of the Bishop of Colorado and his successors in office.
Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church helped plant several other Episcopal churches in the region including Church of the Holy Spirit, Chapel of Our Saviour, Church of St. Michael the Archangel, and St. Francis.
Preserving and sharing the parish’s rich history and contributions to the community at large is the focus of the Golden Threads Ministry. One product of this effort is The Windows of Grace and St. Stephen's, a rich and colorful collection of the glorious stained glass windows—and their history. Order your copy today here.