1609 Elm St, Forest Grove, OR

opportunities for ministry

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

10:00AM- 10:40AM  Children's Sunday School in the upstairs Sunday School classroom

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 The King's Head

our history

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

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In Worship:

Altar Guild

Lector/Lay Reader

Eucharistic Server

Eucharistic Minister


Choir Member


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

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

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

Events and observances

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.