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St. Paul & the Redeemer Episcopal Church

Address

4945 S. Dorchester Ave.
There is a parking lot on 50th Street, between Dorchester and Blackstone.

Neighborhood

Hyde Park / Kenwood

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 1pm - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Website

sprchicago.org

Description

The Church of St. Paul & the Redeemer has been a presence in Hyde Park and Kenwood since the 1968 merger of two Episcopal churches: Redeemer and St. Paul’s. Today, the church is a thriving progressive, racially integrated urban parish with a long history of LGBTQ+ leadership. Built on the site of an earlier church building that succumbed to fire in 1956, the Modernistic building was dedicated in 1958, with neighboring churches and synagogues contributing funds toward a new bell tower. The sleek tower houses a church bell salvaged from the fire, which still rings today. A 2002 renovation of the building reconfigured the worship space, centering the altar and surrounding it with movable seating—both philosophically and practically reflecting the spirit of the parish. A Martin Pasi tracker pipe organ, known as Opus 15, graces the east end of the sanctuary.

Visitor Experience

The main sanctuary will be open for self-guided exploration, with musical performances scheduled for both days.