St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

St. Greg's Boca Raton, FL
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

Who We Are

We are St. Gregory’s, an Episcopal Church located in downtown Boca Raton. Our mission is to make known to all people the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, including ALL, excluding none.

We are diverse in thought, traditional in worship, and dynamic in love—a church of the past, present, and future. We are a beacon of light shining on one of downtown Boca’s busiest corners, signaling that Christ’s message is alive and well in South Florida. We are more than 1,000 members strong and growing.

The vision of St. Gregory’s is a church thriving in God’s love in Jesus Christ and faithfully pursuing this mission by:
• Celebrating God’s love in worship that shapes hearts, challenges minds and renews lives.
• Sharing God’s love by caring for each other and all in need with the relentless compassion of Christ.
• Growing in God’s love through a commitment to Christian formation for all ages.
• Spreading God’s love with an unconditional welcome to all God’s children.

With this vision in action, our church is a source of spiritual sustenance for our congregation members and the greater community. We have more than 80 active ministry groups that deepen our fellowship with one another and foster our Christian faith. For us, church life is more than an hour in the pew on Sunday. It’s a lifestyle that revolves around Christ and one another.

St. Gregory’s is dedicated to serving others—as Christians, we believe service transforms us by revealing what Christ-like compassion means. We strive to make Jesus’ love real in the world by ministering to the poor locally and abroad, alleviating the suffering that is all too common in the world.

We are especially dedicated to our youth and teens, helping them become disciples of Christ and strong in their faith. Our vibrant Sunday School and Youth Group programs are just two examples of our commitment to the our children.
Most of all, we are a church that is ready to welcome you. Join us this Sunday for worship and see why St. Gregory’s is diverse, traditional, and dynamic.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Downtown, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Charismatic, Historic, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Young families

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions

Traditional Hymns, Organ






Our Services

What are services like?
When you arrive, a greeter will welcome you and offer a printed bulletin that contains the order of service and Sunday announcements. Please feel free to sit wherever you like. If you need assistance finding a seat, please do not hesitate to ask an usher. The first thing you’ll probably notice is the organ music if you’re at the 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. Sunday service—here at St. Gregory’s, as in most Episcopal churches, we love our organ! The music connects us to the Episcopal Church’s rich history and reminds us of the awesome power of God’s love. You can hear our outstanding choir during the Choral Eucharist at 10 a.m. on Sundays. You will likely notice the prominent stained glass windows in the sanctuary as well, beautiful renditions of Christ and Biblical history. They are especially gorgeous in the morning. In the pew, you’ll find The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and a hymnal. In the Episcopal Church, liturgy is taken from the BCP. Our bulletin is very “user friendly” and contains the entire liturgy, including the special music and appointed reading from Holy Scripture. Services last about an hour. Our rector, Rev. Andrew Sherman, delivers most sermons, but we also enjoy lessons from our assistant rector, Rev. Angela Cortiñas and occasionally guest pastors. Typically we stand to sing and proclaim the Gospel, sit to hear the sermon, and kneel as able for prayer. Don’t worry, all directions are printed in the bulletin, and you are free to stand, sit, and kneel as you are able. All are welcome to join us for Holy Communion, perhaps the most spiritual part of the service where we reflect on Christ’s sacrifice and celebrate our lives in Him. Wheat-free Communion wafers are available; just ask at the altar or inform an usher before services begin. We also offer alcohol-free grape juice in place of wine. You are also welcome to come forward for any special blessings, such as birthday or anniversary recognitions. Before you go, please fill out a St. Gregory’s visitor information card found in the pew or the entry area of the church. The completed card may be placed in the offering plate, handed to an usher, or given to a member of the clergy. We would love to get to know you better! After services, we invite you to join us in Harris Hall (east of the sanctuary, accessed via the center courtyard) for coffee hour. It would be our clergy’s pleasure to meet and speak with you.

What is the community like?
Our mission is “to make known to all people the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, including ALL, excluding none.” In other words, we welcome all who walk through our doors. In a world where issues of class, sexuality, race, and gender often divide society, we strive to focus on Christ’s command to love and serve. We’re not the only church doing this—in fact, many are—but St. Gregory’s combines love and service of all people with traditional worship to create a unique spiritual home you’ll find nowhere else. We are a dynamic downtown church where you might hear the organ and the guitar in the same hour, where you will see a diverse and engaged congregation, where you will feel the timeless love of God in traditional stained glass and in sermons that address contemporary themes. We are a church of the past, present, and future—and, most of all, one devoted to sharing Christ’s abundant love.

What if I'm not a Christian?
All are welcome at St. Gregory's, including non-believers or those of different faiths. We hope that we can share the transformative power of the Gospel with you, but we also recognize the importance of having dialogue and community with all people of the world to achieve greater harmony.

Leadership View all

Fr. Andrew Sherman

I am an early riser who loves to exercise and read and enjoy time with my family. A perfect hour of free time involves a quiet corner and a good book, an hour of exercising or a visit to the beach with my family. I never tire of visiting our beaches – the ocean is the same and yet different everyday. Perhaps this is the reason that my favorite color has always been all shades of blue. If I wasn’t a priest, I’d probably be a child development researcher because I love the joys and challenges of parenting and helping children discover the gift of life, learning and serving (which is partly what I do as a priest. In fact, being a priest calls me to play many different roles – pastor, teacher, administrator, leader—which is why I love it so much). I often hear the remark that a food “tastes like chicken,” which is fine with me since chicken, especially grilled on the backyard barbecue and slathered with sauce, is my favorite food. People are often surprised to discover that I once managed a small liquor store—an experience that provided me with an endless supply of sermon stories! A favorite verse of scripture is Jesus’ words to his disciples in Matthew 16:15: “Who do you say that I am?” With God’s help, my life as a follower of Jesus is a constant attempt to answer this question, as did Peter…“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!” Formal Profile The Rev. Andrew James Sherman was born in New York City and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from American University. He received a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia. He received his theological training at Virginia Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity Degree. In 2005 he began his ministry as Rector of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, FL. Prior to this calling, he served as Rector of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Gettysburg, PA and Assistant to the Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Carlisle, PA. He has served as the Dean of the South Palm Beach Deanery in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast FL, and as a member of the diocesan Executive Board. He serves as a Co-convener, along with Rabbi David Steinhardt, of the Boca Raton Interfaith Clergy Association. He is a founding board member of Family Promise of South Beach County, an interfaith ministry to homeless families with children. He also serves on the boards of Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida, the South Florida Haiti Project and St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton. He has previously served on the Board of Boca Helping Hands. He is married to Anita and is father of two children.

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