St. Bede's Episcopal Church
93 St. Bede's Drive
Manchester, TN 37355

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 305
Manchester, TN 37355

Please Join Us!
Our weekly Sunday Service begins at 10:30 a.m.
Please consider joining us.
All are welcome!!


St. Bede's Dr.
2 Blocks off I-24
Exit 111
Take Hwy 55 toward Manchester
The church on the hill behind J&G Pizza

We welcome all visitors
and invite you to join us for coffee and/or refreshments
after the service in the Parish Hall downstairs.

Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Mary Hassell
Senior Warden: Rick Charter

A Nursery is available in the Christian Education Building.

Old Timer's Day

Old Timer's Day will be held in Manchester on October 3rd and 4th.
"Blessing of the Animals" will be done by our Rev. Mary on October 4th at 1 pm.
Bring your special friends and/or family members for this special event.
We will also be running a booth from noon until 2 pm.
Please come out and join us for the fun!

Weekly Study

All are invited to study with us at the church at noon on Wednesdays.
Fr. Bob is currently teaching "Early Christianity".
Come and bring friends. Pot luck lunch provided.

Ministry Schedule:

The monthly Ministry Schedule will be posted on our Facebook page.
Please check to see if you have altar duties for the month there.
Please access our Facebook page by clicking on the button below:

Community Outreach:

This month we are collecting items for the Coffee County Animal Shelter. Please see Jane Martin for more details.

Also, St. Bede's, as part of its community outreach, and the Convoy of Hope,
will participate in the collecting gently used children's books ranging in level from birth to pre-teen
to be given away at an upcoming event held on 11 October 2014.

If you have books to donate, you may drop them off at St. Bede's church office, Monday-Wednesday 9:00- 12:00.
Or you may notify Linda Rollins via e-mail of where and when she may pick them up.
If you wish to contribute money, you may send a check made out to
"St. Bede's Episcopal Church" and in the "For" line indicate "Books Convoy of Hope".
Thanks for your help!

Harvest Fest

On September 28th, Mrs. Jane Martin decorated the altar and church for a special service
in appreciation for the Lord's harvest.

Senior Warden Notes:

Sr. Warden, Rick Charter, gave a brief summary of the last vestry meeting:

    1. We are looking into getting new front doors for the church. The doors will have windows to allow light in.
      The doors are badly needed.

    2. 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.

    3. There are two Vestry committee openings available. Elections will be held in November.
      See Rick Charter for details.

    4. Church cushions are now installed! With this said, Rev. Mary says she will make her sermons longer!
    5. We are looking at putting more lights outside the church at night. Currently it is very dark.
    6. Landscaping day will be held on Oct 25th at the church. See Virginia for details.
    7. The church will have a good old European Harvest Fest on Sept 28th.
      The church will be decorated with bread, vegetables, and food from harvest. Sure to be enjoyable and fun.

    8. Debbie and Christy manage "Game Night".
      The event is held on the first Friday of each month.
      Pot Luck supper provided. Please bring a dish.
      Events start at 6 pm. Come have some fun with us at the church.

    9. Cursillo will be held at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN, from Oct 23-26th, 2014.
      Please see Rev. Mary for registration and details.

    Camp Gailor-Maxon

    Please Click Here to view information on the
    Episcopal Youth Camp at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN.

    Who Was Saint Bede?

    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.

    Saint Bede's Celebrates Our 50 Year Anniversary

    St. Bede's Anniversary Celebration

    On Sunday, October 13th, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary.
    The event was completely successful, and a great time for fellowship and reminiscing with old friends.
    Bishop John Bauerschmidt was here for the celebration and conducted the service.

    All 156 photos taken of the event can be seen at this link:

    St. Bede's 50th Anniversary Photos
    There is no sign up for viewing the photos.

    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:

    Linda Rollins

    About The Church

    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.

    St. Bede's Mission

    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

    Important Links:

    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

    Anglican Beliefs

    Map For Directions

    Daily Bible Reading

    Book of Common Prayer

    Anglican Communion

    Book of Common Prayer

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