About our 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.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church follows a traditional liturgy and practices open communion. All baptized persons may receive the Holy Sacrament of Eucharist. Christian Education is offered for all ages. St. Paul's is a vibrant member of the Greater Grand Forks region, reaching out to many diverse groups such as Phoenix School, Northlands Rescue Mission, and the Community Violence Intervention Center.

History & Milestones

The Episcopal Church has had a major presence in Grand Forks since the founding of the city in the 1870s. St. Paul's official beginning was on January 16, 1880. The church celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2005. St. Paul's draws its membership from all facets of Grand Forks and the region, including the University, local businesses, medical, military, and agricultural communities.

The original church building was located in downtown Grand Forks, about 15 blocks north of its present location. It was destroyed by fire in the late 1940s. The sanctuary of the current building was erected in 1949, with a split-level education wing added later. That wing was destroyed during the flood of 1997 and demolished to make room for the new parish hall, which was dedicated to God's service in May 2000.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events, August


Ministries at St. Paul Episcopal Church

Church Leadership

Church Staff


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