St. Martin's Episcopal Church
5700 W. Midway Park
Enter via courtyard between church & rectory
Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 3pm
Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 5pm
Allan M. Barrows
Founded in 1878, St. Martin's is the last of seven Episcopal parishes that once served the area. The church was built in the 1910s in an English Gothic style with some Arts and Crafts influences and distinctive windows set into the roof. In 2000, a renovation of the worship space resulted in chairs replacing pews, and the addition of an altar and ambo. The worship space is now flexible and welcoming, and members come from far and wide, representing a variety of backgrounds and beliefs. Currently, the church rectory is being renovated to create a space for art classes and cultural events. The rectory has been vacant and largely unused for several years and needs to be brought up to code with new plumbing, electrical work and accessibility features.
Take a look around this charmingly simple church, renovated to appeal to the broad community it serves, and its historic chapel.