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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]

The Rev. John Hamilton Gillespie Legacy Society

Honoring the Past and Planning for the Future:

The Rev. J. Hamilton Gillespie Legacy Society

“For all things come from thee, and of thy own have we given thee” (I Chronicles 29:14).

In the early days, Colonel J. Hamilton Gillespie, who also served as Sarasota’s first mayor before being ordained a deacon, encouraged the earliest generations of Episcopalians in Sarasota to make financial sacrifices to secure the then young parish’s future. Throughout our history, faithful men and women have heard Gillespie’s call, making provision for the mission of the parish by remembering Redeemer in their estate plans.

Recognizing their extraordinary commitment to the mission of Church of the Redeemer, we established the Rev. J. Hamilton Gillespie Legacy Society to honor their generosity and sacrifice. Members of the Society have established and sustained many of our most vital ministries, including: making significant capital improvements to our plant and property, establishing our modest endowment, funding other church plants in the diocese, the design and installation of our magnificent pipe organ, providing numerous grants for missions and outreach, and many more.

Become a member of the Rev. J. Hamilton Gillespie Legacy Society by including Church of the Redeemer in your estate plans. With the benefits of charitable giving as strong today as ever, now is the opportune time to explore ways to maximize your assets for you and your family while also providing a lasting legacy for the work of the parish.  Contact Mr. Jason Hughes, CFP, Chairman of the Planned Giving Committee, at 941-416-1381, Fr. Charleston Wilson, Priest Associate for Evangelism and Parish Development, or speak with your estate planning professional for more information.

Members of the Rev. John Hamilton Gillespie Legacy Society:

Ms. Beverly Albertson
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Anderson
Mr. & Mrs. K. Judson Boedecker
Mr. Richard Boom
Mrs. Nancy Boyle
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Breen
Ms. Cheryl Brodbeck
Mrs. Beatrice Brown
Mr. Edward Brown, Jr.
Mrs. Maureen Carlson
Mrs. Jane Crawford
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Daniel
Ms. Sarah Dunning
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Engels
Mr. Richard Goddard
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Gray
Mr. and Mrs. John Hampshire
Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hartenstine
Mr. & Mrs. G. Mike Heitman
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Hughes
Mr. Andrew Kuhn
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Laronge
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Longueuil
Mr. Cal Marquis
Mr. and Mrs. John Maxwell
Ms. Mary Lou McFate
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Meade
Mrs. Mae Smith Miller
Mrs. Mary Nesbit
Mrs. Peggy Otten
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Peet
Mr. and Mrs. James Powers
Mr. Ronald Rayevich
The Very Rev. & Mrs. Fredrick Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. N. Peter Ross
Ms. Olive Scancarella
Mr. Philip Segerstrom
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Bud Star
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Verill Taylor
Mr. & Mrs. Nevin Thomas
Mrs. Barbara Van Arsdale