St. Luke's Parish House
A Brief History of our Church Buildings
St. Luke's Episcopal Church is one of the oldest buildings in Cleveland. The building was built by the Craigmiles Family in memory of their daughter, Nina, after she was killed in an accident when a train ran into the horse and buggy in which she was riding. The Craigmiles were a very prominent family in Cleveland and therefore no expense was spared in the building of the church. A mausoleum was built of carrera marble at the same time to house Nina's remains and those of her family. The original Episcopal church in Cleveland was named St. Alban's, and was meeting next door in the Presbyterian Church at the time. First Presbyterian Church is the oldest church building in town with St. Luke's being the second oldest. Both buildings still stand a block apart from each other. St. Albans' was established in 1867.
The church campus covers an entire city block and is surrounded by a crenulated wall with ornate iron gates. In addition to the church and mausoleum, there are two other buildings within the block. Saint Luke's Parish House is home to Church School classes, choir and youth programs, and staff offices. Saint Luke's Parish Hall, built in 1988, is designed for large meetings, meals and receptions.
Craigmiles Family Mausoleum
Welcome to St. Luke’s! We’re glad you’re with us. Our congregation is committed to helping people worship, proclaim the Gospel, and grow spiritually in our relationship with God in Christ.
Our services at St. Luke’s follow a traditional, liturgical format. We follow a printed order of service found in the Book of Common Prayer that enables all of us to pray together in unison and to join with other Episcopalians in other places as they worship the Lord in the same way.
In the Episcopal tradition, Holy Communion, also known as Holy Eucharist, is our primary form of worship. All baptized Christians are welcomed to receive the Body and Blood of Christ at the Altar.
Our website is provided to introduce you to our parish family. We encourage you to join us for worship and fellowship. Someone from the church will be happy to respond to any questions you may have about our life together. On behalf of the St. Luke’s family, I extend to you a very warm welcome.
Love and peace,