Fire at Good Shepherd

As many of you have now heard or seen, there was a serious fire at Good Shepherd on the night of Saturday, Oct. 20th. It started in the sacristy and spread to the main church, as well as damaging Emerson House next door.

We are grateful that no one was injured in this blaze. We are very grateful for the actions of the Berkeley Fire Department, who worked tirelessly to save the structure and many items within. We are grateful to everyone who came the next morning and brought us donations and supplies, including Grace Cathedral and our sister parish, Holy Trinity. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from friends and family far and wide.

The damage is extensive, but as Bishop Marc Andrus said on Sunday morning, we will rebuild.

This had previously been a page designed to accept donations for our re-painting campaign- and the church will need re-painting! In the meantime, however, there will need to be serious re-construction work, and some replacement of supplies that were lost in the destruction of the sacristy. If you are moved to make a donation, please know that we are grateful beyond words.

Checks can be sent to:
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
1823 Ninth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Or you may donate through PayPal:



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  3. If you include your zip code on every place on your website where you show your address I could more easily mail you a check (I did find it with a bit of poking around).

  4. My heart goes out to you lovely people as you seek to adjust to this tragedy. May God continue to bless you in the process of hope ahead.

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  6. I am a member of Triniy†St.Peter’s in San Francisco where I live, but wanted to comment that it is churches such as Good Shepherd that make me so grateful to walk as part of the Episcopal Church. Bless each of you.

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