Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

About Us

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

The historic Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, with its unique and lovely Gothic-revival architecture, built in 1875, has had for 136 years, a strong and active ministry in the heart of uptown New Orleans. Because of its tall, graceful spire illuminated at night, she has become known as “The Church of the Lighted Steeple.” Committed to a ministry of "open hearts, open minds, open doors," Rayne welcomes all regardless of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation and is a Reconciling Congregation.

Our Services

Holy Communion in the Hannah Chapel

What to Expect

What are services like?
Traditional but relevant, warm and open, child-friendly, open to all.

What is the community like?
Uptown, historic, diverse, fascinating, and never boring!

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome seekers, doubters, questioners, believers, and non-believers, whereever you find yourself on life's journey.


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