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Grace Church Names Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson its New Rector

The Wardens of Grace Church have announced that The Reverend Doctor Allen F. Robinson (photo; courtesy Grace Church) will serve as the venerable church’s (founded 1847) fifteenth Rector. According to the Wardens: Allen comes to us from St. James’ Church (sometimes known as “St. James’ at Lafayette Square”) in Baltimore, Maryland. Organized in 1824, St. […]

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Grace Chorale of Brooklyn Presents Holiday Concerts

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, “an 80 member chorus based in Brooklyn Heights” and celebrating its 40th anniversary, will present a holiday concert, O Magnum Mysterium (no, it’s not about a mysterious pistol, but a great mystery), at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon); at two times: one this Friday, December 9 […]

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Build a Gingerbread House; Help Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is “a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world.” On Sunday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Joralemon and Grace Court), you and your children may help Habitat toward its goal of […]

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Blessing of the Animals Sunday

This Sunday, October 2 is St. Francis Day, honoring the saint who showed special compassion to animals. Accordingly, both St. Ann & the Holy Trinity and Grace churches will hold ceremonies at which pets of all kinds may be blessed. The services at St. Ann’s, located at Clinton and Montague streets, will be held in […]

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Prayer Vigil on Promenade Monday for Orlando Victims and End to Gun Violence

We’ve received notice from The Rev. Julie Hoplamazian, Associate Rector of Grace Church, that the Brooklyn Heights clergy will hold a prayer vigil on Monday evening, June 20 on the Promenade to remember those who died in Orlando and pray for an end to gun violence. The clergy invite all who wish to join in […]

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Dorothy Pilch, Long Time Brooklyn Heights Resident, Dies At 97

Dorothy Helen Pilch, born March 18, 1919 in New Jersey and a Brooklyn Heights resident for over fifty years, died on May 20 after a brief illness. Dorothy was a long time member of Grace Church and the oldest member of the congregation at the time of her death. Until shortly before her passing she […]

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Pies, Helpers Wanted for Heights and Hills Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

In an annual tradition that has continued for over 43 years, the Heights and Hills communities come together every year to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for older adults, and the wider community is called upon to bake lots of pies. There can never be too many pies! A Thanksgiving luncheon is held in Grace Church, […]

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Some Scenes from Grace Church’s Blessing of the Animals

Your correspondent was at the Blessing of the Animals at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights yesterday. This ceremony was in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. This year there were no ornamental hens laying eggs on the chancel steps, or escaped tarantulas. Many live creatures were blessed, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Want to have your pet blessed? This Sunday, October 4 is St. Francis of Assisi Sunday, and both Grace Church (photo) and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church will have Blessing of the Animals services. St. Ann’s begins at 1:30 p.m., and Grace’s at 5:00 p.m. Pets must be leashed or caged. The service […]

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Local Houses of Worship in “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House event presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship. The local participating institutions, with their addresses and open house hours, […]

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