Church of Our Saviour (Cincinnati)

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Church of Our Savior

65 East Holister Street, Mount Auburn

Cincinnati, Ohio
Denomination Episcopal
Website Church of Our Savior
History
Dedication Our Saviour, Jesus Christ
Administration
Parish Our Saviour
Diocese Southern Ohio
Province V
Clergy
Rector The Rev. Paula Jackson
Priest(s) The Rev. Rosa Brown-Autry, Associate Priest/Hispanic Missioner
Laity
Director of music Richard B. Redmon

The Church of Our Saviour, located at 65 East Holister Street in the Mount Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. The parish's historic stone church was built in 1877[1] in the Gothic Revival style. Our Saviour was founded by wealthy residents of the once-affluent suburb of Mount Auburn, about 1 mi (1.6 km) north of downtown. Cincinnati annexed Mount Auburn in 1849.[2]

The congregation has, in recent generations, worked for social justice and since the early 1970s, the Church of Our Saviour has also been intentionally open and affirming towards its gay and lesbian members. For 20 years, Cincinnati's Metropolitan Community Church used facilities at the church for worship and other activities. Recently the congregation has reached out to the Latino community, offering bilingual Mass and services to communities of recent immigrants.

The first Head Start program in Mount Auburn began at the church, as did the Mount Auburn Community Council, the Bethany House (a shelter for homeless mothers and children) in the Rectory, and AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (AVOC).

The church draws active members from as far away as Dayton, Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

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  1. ^ Picturesque Cincinnati. John Shillito Company. 1883. p. 33. 
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. p. 357. ISBN 9781623760519. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 

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Coordinates: 39°7′31″N 84°30′37″W / 39.12528°N 84.51028°W / 39.12528; -84.51028