Our Church Building

Webster Groves Presbyterian's church building is comprised of a Chapel dating back to 1891, the current Sanctuary whose cornerstone was laid in 1924, and additions of offices and an education wing. While originally built to meet the needs of our congregants, today the building is a unique space used by the church congregation and several community partners.

Continue reading for information on the building's history, current Chapel renovation projects, and use of our building in partnerships with community businesses and not-for-profits.


Church History

Learn more about our history as a congregation.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
This large Gothic Revival church is constructed of squared limestone with buttresses at the corners and between the colonnaded doorways on the front and the stained glass windows of the sanctuary on the east side. Window frames, arched doorways, buttress tops, the water table, parapets and battlements are articulated in polished limestone.

The oldest section, built in 1891, is on the west end of the facade. It has a low, square, two-story bell tower with double wooden doors under a Gothic arch on the west and a broad gable containing a large Gothic stained glass window.

The original sanctuary is connected to the large newer sanctuary, which was built in 1924, by a flat-roofed colonnade, two arched doorways and an arched window. The newer sanctuary is taller, two stories, with a huge rose window in its south facing gable and small polished limestone towers on both corners of this gable. Projecting in front of this main gable is a one-story vestibule with a flat roof and containing three pairs of double wooden doors under carved limestone Gothic arches. Projecting on both sides of this main sanctuary are 1 1/2 story gables facing east and west, one bay deep and one bay across, which form the narthex. The east side of the church contains five large, tall stained glass windows separated by deep buttresses.

Behind the sanctuary to the north is a one story stone addition with a flat roof. The west side of the church is obscured because it is so close to the building to the west. On the back of the church on the north, there are two large yellow brick additions, two and a half stories high with flat roofs. These additions were constructed in 1938.

Chapel Renovation

The Chapel Renovation Committee is redeveloping the Chapel and surrounding spaces to allow WGPC to be a more welcoming community of believers in conjunction with our Mission Statement. Visit this Dropbox to see the presentation, renderings, QR codes, and walk-thru from Killeen Studio Architects.

Community Partners

WGPC leases office space for not-for-profits, art and music providers and small business aligned with the values, goals and mission of our congregation.

Current leasing partners:

  • Aging Gracefully
  • The Art of Us Therapy
  • Brad and Emily Booker, Realtors
  • Different Dynamics
  • Rarebreed Veterinary Partners
  • St. Louis Metro Singers

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Current partners renting event space:

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
  • Rotary of Webster Groves
  • Webster Groves High School
  • Webster Groves Women's Garden Association

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