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

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

Acolyte

Choir Member

Musician

opportunities for ministry

Events and observances

Advent Festival

Christmas Eve Celebration

Pascal Easter Feast

Shrove Tuesday

Ash Wednesday

Passion Week Observances

Bede's at the Beach Campout

Mass on the Grass

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Women's Retreats and Christmas Tea

Men's Retreat and Pentecost Breakfast

Lenten Study Group

Blessing of the Animals

Bede's of Sweat Relay for Life

Monthly Pilgrim's Walk

hELPFUL LINKS

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

Schedule for Worship and Study

Sundays:
8:30am Morning Prayer in the Chapel
9:00am Adult Formation
Godly Play
10:00am Holy Eucharist
Child care provided for Nursery age children
Children's Sunday School

Mondays:
2:00pm Bible Study in the Library

Wednesdays:
10:00am Holy Eucharist /Morning Prayer in the Chapel
1pm-5pm Lending Library open

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


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.

Our History

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ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR