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Patch Picks: Five Faith Groups in St. Louis

In recognition of the 19th annual Pagan Picnic, we take a look at the diverse religions in and near Clayton and Richmond Heights.

Your neighbors might really love turkey stuffing all year round, but maybe all that sage they buy is for some friendly Earth-loving rituals. This weekend, St.Louis is home to the 19th annual Pagan Picnic, one of the largest such gatherings in the country. In honor of the diversity of our communities, we take a look at the assorted religions practiced here in and near Clayton and Richmond Heights.


The Vedanta Society of St. Louis, led by Swami Chetanananda, is located on Skinker Boulevard just outside of Clayton and has been host to a thriving Hindu community since 1938.


The Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Congregation, led by Rabbi Mordecai Miller, has served a conservative egalitarian Jewish congregation in Richmond Heights since its founding in 1960.

NEW AGE
The Living Insights Center in Clayton has been serving people seeking a path to spirituality without a specific organized religion since 2001. It welcomes people of all faiths.

CATHOLICS
The area in and around Clayton and Richmond Heights is home to a thriving Catholic community including , ,  , and the Church of the Annunziata.

PROTESTANTS
Clayton and Richmond Heights have more than 20 Christian churches including those whose members are Anglicans, Baptists, Evangelicals, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Seventh Day Adventists and non-denominational Christian congregations.

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