Ministries

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 (kesslerr@kenyon.edu).

Lay Ministries

During Sunday worship, members of the congregation serve as readers, intercessors, acolytes, Eucharistic ministers, and ushers. Others contribute to the beauty of worship by volunteering on the altar guild.

Choir

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.

Outreach

Outreach

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

Christian Education

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.

Canterbury Kenyon

Canterbury Kenyon 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 Canterbury share a meal and a simple service of Holy Communion on Mondays at 5:30pm in the Parish House. Bible studies, game nights, and other events happen throughout the academic term.

Welcoming and Engagement

One of the most important aspects of Harcourt Parish is the ministry of hospitality. 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!