Lanark has five churches within it’s city limits and one 2 miles outside of town and a catholic church 8 miles away in Shannon.
They are: (click the name to see more information)

Lanark Church of the Brethren

Lanark First Brethren Church

Lanark United Methodist Church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (ELCA)

Simply Free Church

Faith Reformed Church

Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren


Eastland Council of Churches (ECC):

The Eastland Council of Churches was organized in September 1968 and was called The Community Religious Council. It was comprised of the pastor and 2 lay representatives from each congregation in our community. In 1987, through the consolidation of the schools in the Eastland area, The Eastland Council of Churches evolved from the Community Religious Council. The ECC consists of pastors and lay persons from both communities, Lanark and Shannon. These representatives come together as representatives of the body of Christ to support our communities in Christian Love.
Activities of the ECC include: The Winter Wear Program, The giving tree Program, Community Bible School Program, special services and meals during lent and Sun Rise service on Resurrection Sunday, Teachers Breakfast at the beginning of each school year, plan and present Baccalaureate service.
Support Old Settler’s Days activities and co-labor to bring forth the community church service in the city park during the Old Settler’s Days.
Provide financial, physical, mental, and emotional support to those in our community that are in urgent need.
Do community worship services on several of the holidays.


Lanark Church of the Brethren
326 S. High St.
Lanark, IL 61046
815-493-6219
Pastor John Sgro
Sunday School: 10:30 am
Sunday Worship: 9:30 am


Lanark First Brethren Church
220 E. Locust St.
815-493-2390
Lanark , IL 61046
Pastor Claire Lathrop
Sunday School: 9:00 am
Sunday Worship: 10:00 am


Lanark United Methodist Church
405 E. Locust St.
Lanark , Il 61046
815-493-6300
Pastor: Jarrod Severing
Sunday School: 9:00 am
Sunday Worship: 10:15 am


Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (ELCA)
312 S. High St .
Lanark , Il 61046
815-493-6286
Pastor Philip Mathai
Sunday School: 9:00 am
Sunday Worship: 10:00 am


Faith Reformed Church
19 S. Rochester
Lanark , IL 61046
815-493-6267
Pastor: Herb Bollman
Sunday School:
Sunday Worship:


Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren
14395 Brethren Road
Lanark , IL 61046
815-493-2642
Pastor: Rodney Caldwell
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Worship 10:30 am