Palmer’s mission is to “know and share the love of Jesus Christ.” Located in Houston, which is the fourth largest city in the United States, the campus of our church is bordered by Rice University, The Texas Medical Center, Hermann Park, and the Museum District. It is accessible by Houston METRO’s light rail system. Our unique neighborhood provides us with remarkable opportunities to be sent beyond our walls to connect with and to work alongside these institutions and the people whom they serve.
We offer a robust pastoral care ministry to patients at The Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world, both for those who attend Palmer and for those who do not. Palmer also partners with Autry House, the campus ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas to Rice University, and invites faculty, students, and staff to participate in our community of faith.
Our members are active in a variety of volunteer and outreach organizations, serving the homeless, the elderly, the sick, and the underserved. We also appreciate beautiful liturgy and music, not as an end in itself, but as the necessary starting point from which we are sent out into the world, empowered to do so by the Holy Spirit. Palmer has a stunning choir and offers three Sunday morning worship services at 7:30, 9:00, and 11:15 throughout most of the year. The summer worship schedule for Sundays from late May through late August includes two morning services at 8:00 and 10:00.
Palmer is a large, inclusive, and diverse community that brings together people of different backgrounds, interests, and ages. We hope to be a spiritual home for those who live here and a “home away from home” for those visiting, studying, or seeking treatment in Houston.
To all who feel joy and wish to celebrate;
To all who are weary and need rest;
To all who seek to discern God’s call for their lives;
To all who mourn and wish comfort;
To all who pray and to all who sometimes struggle to pray;
To all who are looking for a community of fellow pilgrims —
This parish opens wide its doors in the name of Jesus Christ and says,