Gethsemane Episcopal Church

What's New?

Sunday 10:00 a.m.:

     Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Monday 6:30 p.m.:

     Book Study

Some of our Background

Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Marion, IN is an affiliate of Cross of Nails Community based in Coventry Cathedral, UK. Following the horrific destruction of much of the cathedral by bombs in 1940 air raids, clergy and members of the cathedral established what has become a worldwide movement seeking to reconcile and heal conflict on the local, national, and international basis.

For the last several years, the clergy and members of Gethsemane have committed to the work of reconciliation and healing. To do this, we have led annual discussions of race, sexuality, and women’s issues.

Gethsemane Parish is pleased to be accepted now as an affiliate of the Cross of Nails and to continue in the work of reconciliation.


What Do We believe?

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation.  Our heritage is the faith of patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and those of every generation who have looked to God in hope.  We accept the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed as statements of our basic beliefs.

November 5, 2017

Baptisms will be held on this date, All Saints' Sunday.  Contact the church office or Fr. Warnock if you or your children are interested in baptism.

 November 11, 2017

Reconciling Faith and Poverty:  A one-day seminar understanding how to deal with poverty based on the Christian and Anglican traditions.  Contact the church office for more detail.

Cross of Nails Community

Diocese of Northern Indiana

Who Is Our rector?

The Rev. Dr. Jim Warnock has been our rector since the end of 2002.  He has a master's degree from Regent College in Vancouver, BC, and a doctorate in American history from the University of Washington.  He is married to Kresha who teaches child development at Ball State University. They have two grown children.

What Are Our Core Values?

  • Healing the wounds of history, which we approach through Christ-centered discussion and debate.
  • Living with difference and celebrating diversity.  We are committed to showing by example a way to a just and inclusive society.
  • Building a culture of peace.  Following the example of Jesus, we will strive for an end to violence on a personal and societal level by becoming a symbol of hope as well advocates for averting violence.