1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR

On behalf of the Search Committee and the BAC, we are happy to announce that the Rev. Marlene K.S Mutchler will be our new Vicar beginning February 1, 2018.

 We are very fortunate to get such a qualified candidate as our new Vicar and a fellow traveler on the spiritual path. Below is her biography. A time will be worked out with Marlene to introduce her and her family to the entire congregation.

Special thanks for all those who put many hours in the various committees, including the Profile Committee and the two Search Committees.

Our new Vicar Marlene Mutchler is over the moon about coming to St. Bede Parish. As this is her first solo priest assignment, she looks forward to sharing with us the many things she loves about being a priest, including preaching and presiding at the Eucharist.

Marlene comes to us most recently from Trinity Cathedral where she worked as Missioner for Youth and Young Adults and Chaplain of Portland Metro
Episcopal Campus Ministry. She was ordained a priest in 2016

In Outreach and Community Development:
William Temple House West
Backpack Program
Jennings McCall
Bedes of Sweat - American Cancer Society
Quilt and Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Chain Member
Pastoral Care Committee
Hospitality Committee
​Family Promise

​We have a new Vicar!

In Leadership:
Bishop Advisory Committee
Finance Committee
Worship Committee
Diocesan Convention Delegate
Sunday School Instructor
Adult Education Coordinator
Church Administrator
Clerk for the BAC
Small Group Leader
Collections Teller
Newsletter Editor

In Worship:

Altar Guild

Lector/Lay Reader

Eucharistic Server

Eucharistic Minister


Choir Member


opportunities for ministry

Events and observances


​We strive to know Christ more deeply and to bring others to his redeeming love and grace.

In June 2007, we held a large St. Bede's Day celebration.  We had much to be thankful for – we paid off our mortgage, and it was nearly 50 years since the first Episcopal service was held in our community. 

In 1959, Fr. Wallace Bradley of All Saints Church in Hillsboro received a phone call from a group of Forest Grove residents who were seeking help in organizing a mission.  In early November of 1959, a parochial mission was organized.  St. Patrick was the original name selected by the group.  However, when informed of the name, Bishop Carmen vetoed the idea.  Shortly after, Dr. Russell Roberts, recognizing the location in a college town, suggested that the mission be named in honor of the great 8th century scholar, the Venerable Bede.

On the first Sunday in Advent, November 27, 1959, the first service was held in Price Chapel on the Pacific University campus.  Twenty-two people attended. 

We came to our present location in 1981 with a move from a small chapel mid block on Cedar between 17th and 18th.

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Advent Festival

Christmas Eve Celebration

Pascal Easter Feast

Shrove Tuesday

Ash Wednesday

Passion Week Observances

Bedes at the Beach Campout

Mass on the Grass

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Women's Retreats and Christmas Tea

Men's Retreat and Pentacost Breakfast

Lenten Study Group

Blessing of the Animals

Bede's of Sweat Relay for Life

Schedule for Worship and Study

On Sundays:
8:30 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
9:00 AM Adult Education in Fellowship Hall
10:00AM Holy Eucharist - Rite II in the Church
Child care provided for Nursery age children
10:00AM- 10:40AM  Children's Sunday School

On Mondays:
2:00PM Bible Study in the Library

On Wednesdays:
10:00AM Holy Eucharist /Morning Prayer in the Chapel

On Thursdays:
5:00PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel
5:30PM Fellowship at Kings Head Pub

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