Calvary Episcopal Church (Memphis, Tennessee)

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Calvary Episcopal Church and Parish House
Calvary Episcopal Memphis HABS.JPG
Calvary Church interior, 1974.
Calvary Episcopal Church (Memphis, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Calvary Episcopal Church (Memphis, Tennessee)
Location 102 N. 2nd St. (at Adams Avenue), Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°8′50″N 90°3′0″W / 35.14722°N 90.05000°W / 35.14722; -90.05000Coordinates: 35°8′50″N 90°3′0″W / 35.14722°N 90.05000°W / 35.14722; -90.05000
Built 1843
Architect Alston,Philip; Cook,James B.
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Gothic Revival
Governing body Private (Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee and The Episcopal Church, USA)
NRHP Reference #

82004039

[1]
Added to NRHP April 27, 1982

Calvary Episcopal Church, located at 102 North Second Street at Adams Avenue, in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States, is an historic Episcopal church, founded August 6, 1832 by the Rev. Thomas Wright. The nave (consecrated May 12, 1844) is the oldest public building in continuous use in the city of Memphis and was designed by Calvary's second Rector, The Rev. Philip Alston. There were several later additions: a tower in 1848, the chancel in 1881, the Parish Hall in 1903, and the Education Building in 1992.[2][3] As Calvary Episcopal Church and Parish House, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

Parish Information[edit]

Calvary is an active parish in the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee. Current clergy are as follows: the Rev. Christopher D. Girata, Rector, the Rev. Eyleen Farmer and the Rev. Ben G. Robertson IV, Associate Rectors, and the Rev. Deacon Audrey Gonzalez and the Rev. Deacon Mimsy Jones, Assisting Clergy.

The education wing houses the Calvary Place Child Care Center, which serves working parents in downtown Memphis. Since 1928, the volunteer-run Waffle Shop has provided downtown Memphians with a simple weekday lunch during the season of Lent. The profits support outreach ministries of congregations throughout the city.

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Calvary Episcopal Church, Our History
  3. ^ Dougan, John. Memphis. Arcadia Publishing, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-1553-1, ISBN 978-0-7385-1553-3, p. 78

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