Excerpts from A History of Grace Episcopal Church, Winfield, Kansas
Tested Faith & Perseverance
From its founding in 1877, the congregants of Grace Episcopal Church were sorely tested in their Faith and Spirit by a series of destructive disasters befalling their beloved church over a period of slightly more than 50 years. 3 fires, a major tornado and floods dampened hopes and fortitude. As with all parishes, the leadership of the Rector was providential in re-kindling spirits, and guiding the faith of the faithful to envision the future.
And what a future we have!
From the fragility of a wooden structure, fortitude and faith have been proven out in our expanded mission within our
community today (meeting needs barely imaginable 2 centuries ago) and our buildings of stone.