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Pictured is the oldest known photograph of Grace Episcopal Church in New Lenox, taken in 1886 from the intersection of Pine and Hickory Streets. Photos Submitted
Pictured is a recent photo of the church in 2018.
Megan Schuller, Assistant Editor
2:05 pm CST December 3, 2018

Brightly colored red doors mark the one of the historic religious pillars of the New Lenox community, Grace Episcopal Church. It’s a church that has served the New Lenox area for a milestone 150 years after hitting its anniversary on Nov. 22.

When the church began as a “mission” church more than a century and a half ago , it had about 20-30 members in 1868. It was an branch of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan before it was closed in the 1960s and their memberships merged together. Now, Grace Church now has nearly 150 members.