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In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, welcome to the Church of the Redeemer!
We are an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southwest Florida and a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are a growing parish of more than 2,000 people, and we invite you to take your place in this eucharistically-centered Christian community …[Read More]

The Church of the Redeemer is a traditional Episcopal church that has been a part of the Sarasota, Florida community for over a century. Located in the heart of the city’s vibrant downtown, Redeemer is the mother parish of all other Episcopal churches in the area, and is well known for the beauty of its liturgy, excellent music program, …[Read More]

Mailing address:
222 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Phone: 941.955.4263
Fax: 941.365.1379

You are invited to “take your place” in the life and worship of our Lord Jesus Christ in this growing parish family! Opportunities for ministry abound. Click here for a list of ministries and opportunities.

Membership God is at work among us, and He is calling many to join this great and growing parish family. It is easy to take your place as member of the Church of the Redeemer: · If you have been baptized with water in the Name of the Holy Trinity, simply call or email a …[Read More]

Adult Formation

Offering various courses in a variety of subject areas and taught by clergy, parishioners recognized as proficient in particular subjects, and scholars from around the Communion, adult formation classes are offered during the year for the purpose of building up the individual in their faith and knowledge of Jesus and his Church and equipping them for witness and ministry.

Sunday Morning Offerings

Rector’s Class – Sunday Mornings – Fr. Fred Robinson

Gillespie Hall.  Our rector leads this class every Sunday morning weekly between the 9 am and 11 am masses. Current rotations: “Essential Bible Stories,” which are clergy led, and “Sharing Our Faith,” where once a quarter, a parishioner speaks about his or her encounter with Christ.


Baptism Preparation: Fr. Marsden

Halton Chapel – Baptism preparation is required for all adults seeking the sacrament of Baptism, and for the parents and godparents seeking to have their child baptized. Baptism preparation takes place in the Halton Chapel in the Church School wing immediately following the 9 AM Eucharist (10:10 am) until 11:30 AM.  Check with the parish office for baptism dates, and dates for classes.



Winter/Spring Offerings – 2018


ALPHA – a study for everyone

This 10-week practical introduction to the Christian faith begins Tuesday, 16, January. Each week begins with dinner at 6 PM, with class ending at 8 PM, and offers some answers to some very important questions of life. Stay tuned for further information. Questions? Contact Fr. Cheney at 860-449-9987.


“Pilgrim’s Progress – a Sunday morning series for adults

On Sunday, 14 January, our Bridge to the Word class returns, an adult Sunday School class, as it begins an 8-week study of John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” led by Fr. Marsden, Frank Dieckman, and Lee Holden. Participants should purchase a modern English version and read the introduction, foreword, and chapter 1, in preparation for the first guided discussion. We will meet in Room 207.


Christian Mysticism: – a Wednesday evening study for everyone

Fr. Everett Walk leads a four-week class beginning Wednesday, 10 January, 6.30 – 7.30 PM, in room 206 on how personal spirituality and connection with the presence of God is such a mystery. The class will study Saint John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, some practical and traditional Christian practices that deepen our interior relationship with God.  To register, link here.


“A Man and His Traps” – a morning study for men

Men of Redeemer offers “A Man and His Traps,” a six-week DVD and small group class for men from “33: The Series,” which begins 9 January. 7-8 AM, Room 207.  The class challenges and equips men to explore areas that are all too easy to ignore, but that are critical in their journey toward Authentic Manhood. The six-week class covers: 1) Idols, 2) Empty Promises, 3) Battle Plan, 4) XXX, 5) Control, 6) Comfort and Significance.  To register, link here.  For more information, contact  Mike Forbes at (941) 586-8117 or at


Lord, Help Me: The Power of Basic Prayer

Lord, Help Me: The Power of Basic Prayer is a four-week course for parents and grandparents led by Fr. Charleston Wilson. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, 10,17,24,31 January, in the 1st and 3rd-grade classrooms, from 6:30 -7:30 PM. Nursery and homework room provided, staffed for younger children.


What is your Worldview? Fr. Marsden will facilitate an 8-session exploration as we delve into this most important question. Class meets in the Upper Room beginning Wednesday, 10 January, from 6:30-7:30 PM. What operating system are you using to understand reality? Is it a Christian lens through which you understand your life and the world? Sign up here.


Pilgrims on the Canterbury Trail (Inquirers’ Class): Fr. Fred Robinson

8 weeks beginning Wednesday, 12 Oct., 6:30-8:00 PM in the North end of Gillespie Hall.   There is no class on 23 November.

A weekly class led by the rector, focusing on the uniqueness of the Episcopal Church. Liturgy, history, rule of life, and other aspects of living as a Christian in the Anglican tradition are subjects dealt with in this class. This class is required of adults who wish to be confirmed or received into this Communion.  To register, link here.


Weekday Offerings – 2017

These classes require no pre-registration.

Lectionary Bible Study  – Frank Braden – Meeting Tuesdays at noon, the group focuses on reading and discussing the collect and four lessons to be read on the following Sunday, thereby enabling the participants to more readily appreciate those lessons when they are heard in church.  No registration required. Meets in room 205, above Gillespie Hall.

Heart to Heart Women’s Bible Study – Jane Thompson – Gathering Wednesday mornings at 9:45 AM in the Eva Pope Room, the group studies different books in depth, and attends the Wednesday 10 AM Eucharist together.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study – Groups meet Friday and Saturday mornings.  Eva Pope Room, Gillespie Hall.  No registration required.

Businessmen’s Bible Study – Russ Ryan – Wednesday mornings at Redeemer, Room 209.  7-8 AM.