Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 305
Manchester, TN 37355
We are located off St. Bede's Drive which is two blocks off I-24,
Take Hwy 55 toward Manchester and the church on the hill
behind J&G Pizza, on the left.
A Nursery is available in the Christian Education Building
All are invited to study with us at the church at noon on Wednesdays.
Fr. Bob will lead us in the study. Topics vary.
Come and bring friends. Pot luck lunch provided.
The weekly Ministry Schedule and weekly events are posted on our Facebook page.
Please check to see if you have altar duties for the month there.
You do not need an account to view the page.
Please access our Facebook page by clicking on the button below:
Rev. Mary had a successful day at the Old Timer's festival despite the rainy weather.
She blessed many pets including dogs, a rabbit and the pot-bellied pig pictured above.
More photos can be seen at our Facebook site:
St. Bede's Blessing of the Animals
~ Mrs. Linda Rollins coordinated a children's book drive for Southern Tennessee Outreach.
She collected over 2,000 books, cleaned each one, sorted them into age groups and got them to the festival.
Nearly all the books were gone by noon. Mrs. Linda dressed as the 'Cat in the Hat' for the event.
Our thanks to everyone who contributed to make this event a true success for St. Bede's
as well as the community. The website for Southern Tennessee Outreach can be found here:
Southern TN Outreach
3. War Room
We give our highest recommendation to the movie, "War Room".
If you have the time, go see this uplifting and motivating film which was made with love for our Lord.
3. War Room
4. Stations of the Cross
We recently received some absolutely beautiful hand-carved Stations of the Cross.
See each Station (below on this webpage).
These beautiful Stations were created by Jim Everett of Morrison, TN.
Please see the detailed write up which was in the Manchester Times.
Click on the link to view the article:
Manchester Times: St. Bede's
5. There is a journal in the church where anyone can annotate things going on concerning the church.
The book is there for any entry a parishioner feels is warranted.
6. Thank you to Mrs. Jane Martin and her daughter, Amanda Flagg, for providing us with a very beautiful Harvest Festival on October 25th.
Jane and Amanda do this each year for the church and we do appreciate it so much.
7. Other upcoming or ongoing events:
Each Monday at noon all parishioners are invited to meet at the Mercantile Restaurant in the Manchester Square
where we have a good lunch with our great church family. All are invited.
Dec 5th we will be entering a float in the Manchester Christmas parade for St. Bede's.
Also Rev. Mary is arranging a jail ministry as well as singing and ministry at local nursing homes.
The "Venerable Bede" (673-735) wrote the first comprehensive Ecclesiastical history of the English Nation
which is still used in text books and was the first to translate portions of the Bible into English.
Samples of the beautifully hand carved by Jim Everett, of Morrison, TN.
All 156 photos taken of the event can be seen at this link:
Please click on the link below to view the document "History of St. Bede's"
complied and written by Mrs. Linda Rollins, Sr. Warden.
History of Saint Bede's
For a printed, and better, copy of the History, please contact Mrs. Rollins at this address:
Construction of the existing church building began in 1962 and the first service was held in October 1963.
Earlier, in 1960, the Manchester communicants of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Tullahoma,
held their first meeting to establish their own church.
It was then that the Bishop chose St. Bede's for the mission.
St. Bede's celebrated it's 50th Anniversary and rededication of the building on October 13th, 2013.
Our mission is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
We pursue this by prayer, worship, proclaiming the Gospel, and by promoting peace, love and service to others.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding:
in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight" - - Proverbs 3:5-6
Convoy of Hope
The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee
Ministers Who Have Served At St. Bede's
Members Listed In The Parish Register Who Have Tranferrred From St. Bede's
The Bible Series; History Channel Special
St. Bede's Church Photos
Map For Directions
Daily Bible Reading
Book of Common Prayer
Book of Common Prayer