Gethsemane Episcopal ChurchEdit profile
Gethsemane Episcopal Church is an historic church in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the oldest extant churches in Minneapolis and is significant for its Gothic Revival architecture.
Architect Edward Stebbins modeled the church on small Gothic style churches in rural England. It is proportioned rather broadly, as opposed having tall proportions, which is rather unusual for churches designed in the late 19th century. The area surrounding the church was primarily residential when it was first built, but it is now surrounded by commercial development.
Since the arrival in 2005 of a new priest, the Rev. Aron Kramer, Gethsemane has undergone many changes. The congregation has received mission congregation funds from the diocese in an effort to become an active part of the downtown community. The church is also currently served by the Rev. Sandy Obarski, deacon.