St. Paul’s is an Episcopal Church in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. We are a diverse congregation committed to urban ministries here in our city, as well as ministries in Haiti and other places in need. We take Christ’s Great Commandment seriously:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
We find our neighbors in all walks of life, and seek to love, accept, and minister to all. Everyone is welcome at St. Paul’s.
What makes St. Paul’s a great place “To Worship, To Serve, To Learn, and To Play?” The answer is as varied as the people who come here. Some would say the meaningful worship services, thought-provoking sermons, and uplifting music. Many would cite the educational offerings for children and adults in Sunday school and Adult Forum and the Parish Day School. Others remark on the warm welcome they receive from congregation and clergy. Others would list the various ministries that provide an opportunity to make a difference in the community and in individual lives.
Our Church is housed in an historic building on the corner of 40th and Main, just east of Westport Road, a few blocks north of the Plaza, and about two miles south of Crown Center. If you are looking for a church where you will be welcomed, where you will be engaged with others who seek to serve Christ through our many ministries, please join us.
About The Episcopal Church
“The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.”
(from the Visitor Center on The Episcopal Church of the USA’s website)
As Episcopalians, we are part of the Anglican Communion, which spans many continents around the world, and whose churches are in communion with the See of Canterbury. The Anglican Church began in the 16th century under the reign of Henry VIII, who separated the English church from the Roman Catholic Church. It developed afterwards as the “via media,” or “middle way,” and historically provided a moderate theology in response to the more traditional Roman Catholic Church and newer Protestant churches.
The Episcopal Church has over two million members, in over 7,500 congregations. We invite you to become part of St. Paul’s community, and we look forward to meeting you.