St. Augustine’s – Kansas City

Live Broadcast — Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

90-minute video. On Sunday, February 6, 2022, a service celebrating Absalom Jones was held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The service included recorded video messages from the Union of Black Episcopalians, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

St. Augustine’s unusual round design dates back to the 4th Century

Four-minute read. If you have driven along Benton Boulevard, between E. 27th and E. 28th Street in Kansas City you will, no doubt, have noticed a large round brick building. This unique structure is St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Despite its unusual and modern appearance, St. Augustine’s design is inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which dates back to the 4th Century.

Area Confirmations at St. Peter & All Saints

Two-minute read. On Saturday, November 21, St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted the second of this year’s area confirmation services.

Prayer for Racial Justice at St. Augustine’s

40-minute video, four-minute read. The people of the Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran churches of the Kansas City Metro area gathered together on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in prayer for racial justice held in the grounds of at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. An estimated 150-200 people attended the event in person. The proceedings were also livestreamed on Facebook.

Area Confirmations at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Raytown, Missouri

One-minute read. On Saturday, November 2, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Raytown hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Churches presenting candidates: Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs, Trinity Church, Independence, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, St. Paul’s, Lee’s Summit, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.

St. Augustine’s 135th Anniversary (1882-2017)

Five-minute read. On October 22, 2016, Edward L. Warner 3rd Rector of Saint Augustine’s Church spoke at the 135th anniversary of the church. The program included liturgical dancers and Choristers from the William Baker Festival Singers.

St. Augustine’s, Kansas City

St. Augustine’s was established under Bishop Robertson in 1881 as Kansas City’s black congregation. The Rev. Charles E. Cummings was its first priest.

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