Harcourt Parish has a robust legacy of active leadership and involvement from all its members. These are a few of the ways in which the people of Harcourt share our call to ministry in the church and our wider community. To learn more about how to get involved, please feel free to contact Mother Rachel Kessler (

Lay Ministry
Volunteers serve many roles in worship: readers, acolytes, ushers, etc. To become a lay minister, reach out to Robert Bennett (
To see the current lay ministry schedule click here

Music has always been integral to the life of Harcourt Parish. Singers and instrumentalists enrich our worship. The choir provides a supportive community for students and parishioners of all ages.

Harcourt is committed to proclaiming Christ’s kingdom in which justice is a reality for all people. In addition to unlearning racism and the white supremacy that exists within ourselves and the church through Bible study and education, we also believe we are called to tangible work in the world. We are currently working in partnership with the Immigrant Worker Project in Canton, Ohio to advocate for immigrant rights and to support individual cases. Please reach out to Mother Rachel for information about joining this effort.

Harcourt is a member of Interchurch Social Services, one of the largest social support agencies in Knox County. We participate in many outreach programs such as Food for the Hungry, the Giving Tree, and welcome kits for refugees

Harcourt offers Sunday School for children K-5th grade during the 10:30am worship service. Twice a month, middle and high schoolers meet in an informal youth group to discuss issues related to faith and spirituality. Adults and college students gather seasonally for dinner and discussion around a variety of topics.

The Community of the Holy Spirit (CHS) invites all students, regardless of religious affiliation, sexuality, or gender identity, to convey the love of a gracious God to the world around us. Members of CHS share a meal and on Mondays at 5:30pm in the Parish House. Bible studies, game nights, and other events happen throughout the academic term.

The welcoming and engagement team seeks to make our community an open and inviting space for all who come through our doors–whether newcomers to the local area or visitors to the Kenyon campus. The Episcopal Church welcomes you!