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

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

Merry Christmas!

Please Join Us Christmas Eve!
Our Christmas service will be held at 5 p.m. (central time)
on Wednesday - Dec 24th - at the church.
All are encouraged and welcome to join us for this holy event.
Also our weekly Sunday Service begins at 10:30 a.m.
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
We 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.

Weekly Study

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.

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 cold weather gear, i.e. hats, scarves, gloves, coats. Please see Jane Martin for more details.

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. Still looking for someone who can install them.

    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. We are looking at putting more lights outside the church at night. Currently it is very dark.
    Plans are in the work for using more efficient and better lighting.

    Old Timer's Day

    Old Timer's Day was held in Manchester on October 3rd.
    "Blessing of the Animals" was done by our Rev. Mary.
    People brought their special friends and/or family members for this special event.
    Thank you for all who participated. Looking forward to next year!

    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, 2013, 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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