Historic Church in Cuero, TX

About Grace Episcopal Church

Our History

Our Journey Through Time

Grace Episcopal Church has been a pillar of faith in Cuero since its establishment in 1874. From our humble beginnings in a small wooden chapel to our current stucco exterior, our church has grown and evolved alongside our community. Throughout the years, Grace has been more than just a place of worship; it has been a gathering spot for those seeking solace, support, and a sense of purpose. Our doors have always been open to everyone, offering a welcoming space for spiritual growth, communal support, and heartfelt worship. We have celebrated many milestones and faced challenges, but our commitment to our faith and our community has never wavered. Our rich history is not just a testament to our resilience but a foundation for our future.

Empowering Faith,
Embracing Community


We invite you to join our vibrant congregation for Sunday services, Bible studies, open forums, retreats and immersive spiritual discussions.

Live Streams

Join us for our uplifting live stream every Sunday at 10:30 AM, bringing the warmth and spirit of Grace Church Cuero directly to your home.


Welcome to the Events section of Grace Church Cuero! We’re thrilled to keep you updated on the vibrant happenings within our community.

Our Mission & Values

Living Our Faith

At Grace Episcopal Church, our mission and values are deeply rooted in the tradition of liturgical and sacramental worship. We believe that God is actively present in our world, especially through the sacred rituals of baptism and the Eucharist. As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement, we are committed to continually exploring what it means to be the body of Christ in the specific context of our time and place.

Our community is guided by our baptismal vows, which compel us to proclaim the Good News of God in Christ both through our words and our actions. We are dedicated to serving Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves. This commitment extends to striving for justice and peace, and respecting the dignity of every human being.

At Grace Episcopal Church, we invite you to join us in this journey of faith and discovery. Whether you are looking to find a community where you can grow spiritually, seek justice, and embrace peace, or simply exploring your faith, we hope you will make Grace a part of your spiritual journey. Together, we can live out the values that define us, in worship and in action.

History Of Grace Church

Sacred Symbols of Grace Church


Church Cross

Proctor Hall

Stained Glass

Rector of Grace Episcopal Church

Meet Reverend Peter Thaddeus

The Rev. Peter Thaddeus accepted the call to serve as Rector of Grace Church in the summer of 2021.

Serving You

Our Staff

Elizabeth Holy


Shirley Simpson


Billie Southern


Our Vestry

Cindy Holcomb

Vestry Senior Warden

Mike Weaver

Vestry Junior Warden\Treasurer

Patricia Miller


Cynthia Warzecha


Bill Blackwell


Billy Nami


Faye Shepherd


The First Gift of Grace Church

A gift from the entire congregation, this silver cup was made by smelting down many small baby cups, piece of jewelry, and some silver plate, which were then molded into a cup. A jeweled ring, the engagement ring of Mrs. Carey McNelly, wife of Captain McNelly, a Texas Ranger, adorns the top of the stem. The jewels around the bottom of the cup and stem were at one time pieces worn by members of the parish.” This beautiful chalice has been used for every communion service in the church since.

The Cross of Grace Church

Also, in 1892, a brass altar cross was given by the first Altar Guild, a women’s ministry in the church. The Cross stands on the altar to this day.

Proctor Hall

In 1936, Bishop Capers approved a resolution to build a parish hall on the grounds of Grace Church. The building was to be in memory of Mrs. Emma Proctor. The large, and airy, parish hall is used by the congregation and the community for various events and parish activities such as our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and for special Diocese and Parish Luncheons and Receptions. It is a great venue to host birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, etc. For information on renting Proctor Hall for your function or event, please contact the Church Office (361-275-3423) for more information.

Stained Glass Windows

The warmth of the wood interior of the building is enhanced by the beautiful stained glass windows that have been given over the years as memorials. The Chancel of the church has behind the altar three stained glass panels featuring bright glass and recognized symbols of the Christian Faith. The Baptistry at the rear of the building features a three paneled window celebrating Christ the Good Shepherd. The side windows of the Nave celebrate the following: St. John, the Evangelist St. Andrew, carrying a cross St. Peter, holding the keys to the Kingdom St. Francis, with his animals St. Luke, the Physician St. Matthew, writer of the Gospel St. Paul, preaching the Gospel St. Mark, holding the Gospel in his hands The Angel of the Annunciation Mary and the Christ Child