At The Heart of Calvary:
Faith in Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone
As a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky, Calvary is a faith community in downtown Louisville. The teachings of Jesus Christ are central to our faith and mission as we strive to make God's love known in word and action.
Calvary draws its members from all walks of life and from many different neighborhoods in and around Louisville. We take great joy in the way our members join together in worship of God and in service, drawing from our many backgrounds.
Worship and Music
Worship and Music are at the heart of the life of Calvary Church. In the liturgies of the Episcopal Church, we learn the faith and experience Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament.
Many are drawn to Calvary by the music offered by its talented musicians. Calvary has had a rich history of being the center of sacred and oratorio concert music for the Louisville metro area. Many professional and semi-professional choirs and musicians have sung in Calvary's beautiful sanctuary.
Service to our Community
Outreach is a core part of our Christian identity. Calvary has active programs of outreach as we offer assistance through our food and clothing closets. Water and Gardening ministries have emerged as we evaluated the needs of our neighborhood. Bound together in mission, Calvary is a member of the Urban Partnership of four downtown Episcopal parishes.
The Beauty of Holiness
First-time visitors are greeted with the arching beauty of Calvary’s interior, which appears to many as an ideal setting for prayer and worship. The building, begun in 1872, is a notable example of Victorian Gothic revival style. Its stained-glass windows, three of them from the famous studio of L.C. Tiffany, contribute to a conviction that one is stepping into a sacred space at Calvary Epsicopal Church.
We welcome you. We welcome your inquiries. We invite your friendship and participation in the Calvary community. For an appointment, please call the church office or leave a message anytime.