The newest addition to Grace Church in Providence is The Pavilion at Grace: a light-filled contemporary complement to the nation’s first asymmetrical Gothic Revival church. Designed by Centerbrook Architects, the Pavilion at once elegantly references the form of the church in its pitched roof and dark mullions; while its modernist lines and glass walls contrast with the historic streetwall on which it sits.
Grace Church itself is also noteworthy for its design. Built in 1846, it was designed by Richard Upjohn, the foremost architect of his time. The building’s ethereal and soaring sanctuary features an array of beautiful stained glass windows, including one by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Now approaching two centuries since the parish was established in 1829, Grace remains a vibrant and welcoming Episcopal church with an active music program and an engaged outreach ministry. Grace is also the only church in downtown Providence to open its doors to the public each weekday through its Open Doors ministry.
Behind the Scenes
You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening of the Pavilion at Grace! Be among the very first to view this much-anticipated gathering space in the heart of downtown Providence, and talk with the architects and builders responsible for the design and construction.
Throughout the day, listen to the Grace Church organ during impromptu performances, and view a special exhibit including artifacts from the old Albee Theater (1919-1970) that were unearthed during construction.