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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]

Episcopal Thrift House

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The Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Thrift House is operated by the Women’s Outreach Ministry of the Church of the Redeemer.  The store is staffed and managed by a team of volunteers, mostly from the Church of the Redeemer, but also includes a contingent of caring community volunteers, who donate their time and energy to benefit Sarasota’s needy.  The Thrift House is currently co-managed by Gail Maynard and Kathy Powers.

The Thrift House is conveniently located at 1503 Second Street, in downtown Sarasota at the corner of Lemon and Second Streets, situated just across from the bus station and Whole Foods Market.  The Thrift House has been at its current location for approximately 10 years, but has been serving the Sarasota community as far back as the early 1950s.  Previous locations included space in the Little Five Points area and also a long stint behind the Gator Bar just off Main Street.

Items for sale at the Thrift House include costume jewelry, books, artwork, furniture, lamps, china, housewares, and men’s and women’s clothing.  Nearly all of the items found at the store have been donated by Redeemer parishioners, with additional items coming from store volunteers and family and friends throughout the community.

The bulk of all profits made from sales at the Episcopal Thrift House go directly to local Sarasota charities, with smaller, but significant amounts going to national and even international relief organizations and efforts.

During cold weather, the House has a tradition of gathering up whatever blankets and warm clothing might be about the store and leaving them outside for people in need.  

The store has an annual “Bag Sale” where anything buyers can fit in a standard size grocery bag is theirs for a set amount.  The Bag Sale is always a popular event.

The Thrift House is generally open all year round, with a two-week closing typically in August to refurbish and restock the store.  Customary hours for the Episcopal Thrift House are Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 10 am to 1 pm.  Public parking is close by and there are a few spots in the front of the store and parking along Second Street.

The Thrift House is always in need of volunteers to help in the shop – particularly during the summer when managers lose their “snowbird” volunteers.  If you’d like be a part of this important ministry – which does so much for so many – just contact either Gail or Kathy at the Thrift House at 941-365-1519, or call the Church of the Redeemer office at 941-955-4263.

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