New Missional Innovative Partnership Between ECMN, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, and Episcopal Homes
February 21, 2015
The Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN), Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, and Episcopal Homes, are proud to announce the formation of a partnership for the development of an Episcopal Campus in Loring Park.
This Episcopal Campus will connect our communities, increase available resources, and make those resources readily and easily accessible to our community. Along with 58 apartments of housing for adults age 62+, the Episcopal Campus will include two levels of underground parking, a neighborhood market, and will be home to the offices of the Bishop and Missioners, with additional space available for Episcopal affiliates. This Missional Innovative Partnership in the Loring Park neighborhood supports our values and ideals, and creates a more connected community.
Sharing their enthusiasm for this partnership, Bishop Brian Prior said, “Episcopalians in Minnesota have long been committed to supporting people of all ages and the communities around them. From active communities of faith, educational institutions, and housing for older adults, Episcopalians understand the power of collaboration to connect one another and share in God’s mission.”
Cathedral Dean Paul Lebens-Englund adds, “I’m particularly excited to cultivate an energetic, creative, multi-generational community in the Loring Park neighborhood – both benefitting from the beauty and resurgence of the neighborhood and also bringing our own gifts and passions to bear on the life we share here.”
With half of the capital funds already committed for this project, we are excited to move forward in God’s mission.
Preliminary Architectural Rendering