On July 20th, 1884, parishioners from Trinity Church in Hoboken gathered with some neighbors from Union Hill and celebrated the first service to establish Grace Church. On May 6th, 1888, another milestone was achieved when the church building was consecrated and dedicated as a place of worship.
The new and vibrant faith community demonstrated its commitment and
missionary zeal when, in April 1914, the Mission of Transfiguration in North Bergen was established by Grace Church. When the time came to celebrate its 50th anniversary, they did so with already burned mortgages of land, and church and rectory buildings, despite the fact that they were not wealthy parishioners. They might not have had earthly riches but they were overflowing in God's grace and love.
This missionary culture was embedded in such a way in the community's DNA that was expanded across time to the coming Christians generation at Grace Church, as we witness when in December 24th, 1962 the first Spanish service was held to open the Church's doors to the emerging Hispanic community and so we continue today as one community worshiping in two languages and many cultures.
What is Grace? Grace is God's gift of unconditional love made known to us in Jesus Christ: Our vision is to be a beacon of light, living by grace as followers of Jesus Christ and giving to you a place to belong, connect your heart with God and become a fully developing follower of Jesus.
We believe that the foundation and final authority for Grace Church is the Bible. We believe eternal life in Heaven is possible only through faith in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins. We believe the Lord continues to be powerfully at work through the people of Grace Church.
Our Parish is part of the Anglican Communion and member of the Episcopal Dioceses of Newark.
We’re glad you are here today.