Faith in Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone

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As a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky. Calvary is a faith community in downtown Louisville. We strive to make the God's love known in word and action.  The teachings of Jesus Christ are center to our faith and mission.

Calvary draws its members from all walks of life, and 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 on 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 programs of outreach each day of the week as we feed and clothe the poor and needy through our food and clothing closets.  New ministries have emerged as we have evaluated the needs of our neighborhood, such as Garden and Water ministries.  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 sacred space when one enters Calvary Church.


We welcome you. We welcome your inquiries. We invite your friendship and participation in the Calvary community. For an appointment, call the church office, or leave a message anytime.