Cross of Nails Community

Diocese of Northern Indiana

Gethsemane Episcopal Church


December 24, 2017

A traditional Midnight Mass for Christmas Eve will take place, beginning at 10:00 p.m. with carol singing.


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.

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.

Who Is Our rector?

The Rev. Dr. Jim Warnock has been our rector since December, 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 has recently retired from Ball State University. They have two grown children.

What's New?

Sunday 10:00 a.m.:

     Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wednesday 5:30 p.m.:

     Holy Eucharist

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

     Bible 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.