Grace Church History


Located on Route 73 in the Forestdale section of Brandon, the Grace Church building is a wooden “Country Gothic” church designed by Royal Blake as a summer chapel.  It was consecrated in 1853 by Bishop John Henry Hopkins.  The undercroft and front ramp were added in the 1980’s.  After years of discussion, in 2015 the parish made the hard decision to sell the Grace Church building.  In May 2016 Bishop Thomas Ely presided over a liturgy to secularize the building, which  was sold in the spring of 2017.  Many of the furnishings were moved to St. Thomas.