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02 Dec

Choose Your Church: 8 Places for Holiday Services

Church of the Living God

This church offers traditional worship services at two campuses: The Main Campus on Mile Road, and the East Campus on 18th Street.

Coastal Community Church

Casual-dress services delivered in a style that is “relevant, creative, and authentic,” perfect for those who attend church sporadically.

Congregation B'nai Israel

The oldest reform synagogue in Texas, Congregation B'nai welcomes guests and encourages everyone to stop by and visit. They offer traditional worship, holiday services, youth and community programs, Religious school, social action projects, and more. The Temple is temporarily undergoing construction, so services are ongoing at 1801 21st Street until further notice.

First Presbyterian Church

Mainstream services enhanced with a historic pipe organ are the highlights of this church that bills itself as "Galveston’s First Church."

Grace Episcopal Church

Designed by noted architect Nicholas Clayton, this church stands as a survivor of past hurricanes and remains home to a diverse group of worshipers.

Holy Family Parish

Holy Family Parish serves all Catholics on the island with five locations including the 1847 St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica. Mass rotates between each location.

Island Church

Congregational singing, clapping, raising of hands, spontaneous dancing, and gifts of healing are the focus of services at Island Church.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Located in historic downtown Galveston’s Cultural Arts District, TEC offers traditional worship, learning, and fellowship for all.

While you’re in town, treat yourself to luxurious accommodations in the historic Strand District with a stay at The Tremont House, with fabulous views of downtown from their Rooftop Terrace Bar. Delightful beachfront digs with spa options and a famous Sunday brunch are available at Hotel Galvez & Spa, and check into the Harbor House Hotel and Marina at Pier 21 for breathtaking views of the harbor and access to the nearby Pier 21.