The Grace Methodist Episcopal Church Restoration

& Creation of the Grace Heritage Site

 

The Grace Heritage Site (formerly the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church) is nestled in the heart of Lincoln, Virginia, a small village in western Loudoun County. Grace was first organized in 1872, when members met in the  Lincoln Colored School, or Lincoln School (B). The church was built on a neighboring lot starting in 1884, using native field stone. Construction was completed in 1885. The basement of the church was sometimes used as a sort of vocational school where Quakers taught sewing, cooking, and shoe repair. In September of 1949, the congregation moved their services to a new site in Purcellville. The original structure is owned by the trustees of the Friends of Grace. The building is currently the focus of an intensive restoration effort in collaboration with the Lincoln Preservation Foundation.