Grace Church in Salem

385 Essex Street Salem MA 01970 978-744-2796 [email protected] The Rev. Deborah Phillips, Rector Mark Engelhardt, Lay Associate

Serving Children

Our Understanding of Children and the Parish Family

Spiritual development begins at birth. Grace Church is committed to supporting children in their spiritual development by providing a safe and caring parish, liturgies that stimulate and draw us nearer to God, and educational programs especially designed for children. 

You do not need to be a member of any church to have your child participate, in fact the only requirement is a willingness to be part of your child's religious life.

The Choir School at Grace Church - Wednesdays at 4 PM

Here are pictures from our October Evensong with the

Blessing of Animals


The Choir School opened in January 2007 and meets each Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:15 pm. Young people beginning with grade 2 are provided a quality music education which includes singing, sight-reading, handbells, and drumming. The school is directed by Mark Engelhardt and an audition is required. The Rector also participates in the program. The students not only learn how to become skilled choristers, but they learn about the liturgy, especially traditional Choral Evensong. The Trebles of the Choir School at Grace Church sing Evensong on the first Wednesday of each month October through May, and participate in Choir Festivals and concerts through the year. Tuition is $125 per academic semester, and scholarships are available.

For more information, please visit the Choir School website by clicking HERE.