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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]

Planned Giving

“The Minister of the Congregation is directed to instruct the people, from time to time, about the duty of Christian parents to make prudent provision for the well-being of their families, and of all persons to make wills, while they are in health, arranging for the disposal of their temporal goods, not neglecting, if they are able, to leave bequests for religious and charitable use.”

The Book of Common Prayer


At Church of the Redeemer, planned giving is a term used to describe a variety of ways that gifts can be made to the parish from accumulated resources. Usually, planned giving involves financial or estate planning.

Generally speaking, planned gifts to the parish include one or more of the following gifts:

  • A bequest in a Will
  • A Life Income Gift such as a pooled income fund, a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust
  • Gifts of special assets, including: real estate, closely held stock, life insurance and retirement accounts

Planned giving is not, however, only for the wealthy. At its core, planned giving is a means of Christian stewardship whereby one is concerned with the wise use of his or her personal resources and their ultimate disposition. Gifts can be designated for a specific purpose, for the parish operating budget or restricted to our endowment.

Planned giving, moreover, may reduce taxes. Planned gifts are either given outright (e.g., gifts of appreciated securities, real property, personal property, etc.) or deferred (e.g., bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts).

Members of the Rev. John Hamilton Gillespie Legacy Society consist of those who have established a planned gift to the parish by including the parish in their Will or have provided certain other gifts.

If you are considering a planned gift to the parish, we invite you to contact the Mr. Jason Hughes, CFP, chairman of the Planned Giving Committee (phone), or the Rev. Charleston D. Wilson, Priest Associate for Evangelism and Parish Development.

As a member of the Rev. J. Hamilton Gillespie Legacy Society, your careful and generous planning guarantees that we can enhance and even expand our mission: to build up the Body of Christ by Word and Sacrament, equipping the people of God for the work of ministry, that Jesus Christ may be known, loved, worshipped, and obeyed in our homes and parish, community and diocese, and throughout the world.