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)
Calvary Episcopal Church (Memphis, Tennessee) is located in the US
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
NRHP Reference #


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:

Name [4] Role
The Rev. F. M. "Buddy" Stallings, Priest in Charge
The Rev. Eyleen Farmer, Associate Rector
The Rev. Paul McLain, Associate Rector
The Rev. Audrey Gonzalez Assisting Priest
The Rev. Neil Raman Curate
The Venerable Mimsy Jones Archdeacon
The Rev. William Kolb Assisting Priest

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.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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
  4. ^ "Clergy & Staff". Retrieved 2017-02-01. 

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