Worship with Us
- Sunday, 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, Said
- Sunday, 10 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, followed by Coffee Hour in the Burroughs Room
We are located at 6295 Chagrin River Road, Chagrin Falls Ohio 44022, at the intersection of Solon Road and Chagrin River Road, across from the Bentleyville Hall and Police Station. Telephone 440.247.7406. Ample parking and child care facilities available during services.
To pray the prayer of Christ, to learn the mind of Christ, to do the deeds of Christ.
We warmly welcome visitors, guests, newcomers and those seeking to discover a new church home. Please use this website to get to know us better and do not hesitate to join us for worship, or for any of the other activities and events of our parish.
Our priest is The Reverend Dr. John A. Cerrato, who has served with us since 2014. Our ministries include Eucharistic worship, sacramental visitation, pastoral care, Christian formation, children’s and youth ministry, weekly men’s study groups, weekly women’s Christ Care group, book clubs, choral and music ministry, and the International Order of the Daughters of the King. Vestry initiatives include congregational development, parish life, stewardship and legacy giving, outreach; support of Clericus and the Northeast Mission Area of our diocese, partnering with our sister Episcopal churches, participation in the Chagrin Valley Council of Churches, working with the Bexley Seabury Seminary internship program, and more.
Our seminarian, also regularly a liturgy minister and preacher, is Anna Sutterisch, who began serving with us in February 2017. Anna is an alum of Baldwin Wallace University, where she majored in English and Music. She has worked in the Episcopal Service Corps and is an active participant in Education for Ministry. Anna is an accomplished violist and is a member of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. She is currently a student in Bexley Seabury Seminary, Chicago. She is an ordinand in the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. Anna’s focus in our parish is liturgy, preaching and youth ministry.
Our Choir Director is Lyric Baritone Vocalist and conductor Timothy C. Cochran, who received his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Irvin Bushman, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tim has performed lead roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Die Fledermaus, Carmen, Hansel & Gretel, The Telephone, Riders to the Sea, The Mother of us All, Amahl & the Night Visitors, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Civilization and Its’ Discontents, Jacques Brel and the Ohio premiers of Ligeia and Regina. Tim was the Baritone soloist at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, where he performed major works with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra and Chorus. As Associate Director of Music at Trinity he conducted the Children’s Choirs, the Cathedral Choir, and the Trinity Chamber Orchestra. He performed with the Robert Page/Cleveland Singers, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh as a professional core singer. Tim was soloist in concerts with the Choral Arts Society under the direction of Martin Kessler performing works by Scarlatti, J.S. Bach and Handel. Timothy has also composed new works such as his Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis which premiered at Trinity Cathedral in 2004, and a Christmas Motet in 2005. He was the Director of Choirs at North Royalton United Methodist Church from 2013-2017. Tim is also the director of the Trinity High School Marching Band, and assistant director of the MusiGals women’s chorus.
Our organist Renee J. Brown is a well-versed musician specializing in piano, pipe organ, harpsichord, and percussion instruments. She is fluent in performing various musical styles from the Renaissance to Contemporary Christian. She is familiar with the Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and AME Zion liturgies. She is also experienced in teaching, conducting and rehearsing vocal ensembles. Renee holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Roosevelt University, Chicago, where she majored in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. From 2011 through 2017 she was organist-choir director in Alban’s Episcopal Church, El Cajon, California. She is currently a Science Teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland (Teach for America). She has also served as a Music Teacher in The Music Advantage (after-school program), San Diego. She has taught private and group keyboard, flute, and string instruments in after-school programs, including music notation reading and instrumental skills. As a freelance musician, Renee has also played for weddings, funerals, graduations, in chamber and orchestral music settings, in classical recital accompanying, and for solo performances.
Saint Martin’s Church is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, The Right Reverend Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. Diocesan Bishop. Founded in 1953, our community has sought to bear faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and sacrament. The Episcopal Church in Ohio has recently celebrated its bicentennial of ministry (1817-2017). Saint Martin’s joins with the over eighty other Episcopal parishes of our diocese in congratulating the leadership of our church on its legacy of grace, compassion and mission to the world.
We wish everyone blessings in this season, as we move through Lent toward Easter.