St. Bede's Episcopal Church

93 St. Bede's Drive
Manchester, TN 37355


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

Location and Weekly Service:
Church service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. central time.

We are located off St. Bede's Drive which is two blocks off I-24, Exit 111.
Take Hwy 55 toward Manchester and the church is just
behind J&G Pizza, on the left.

Click Here for MapQuest directions.

We Welcome All Visitors!
We invite you to join us for coffee and/or refreshments
after the service in the Parish Hall downstairs.
A nursery is available for young children.

Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Mary Hassell
Senior Warden: Jean Phippen

Jail and Nursing Home Ministry

St. Bede's is currently providing nursing home and jail ministry to the inmates at the Manchester Jail.
Please contact Rev. Mary if interested in any event. All are more than welcome to join us.

Dates and places we will visit are as follows:

Completed Easter Ministry Series:
Thank you to everyone who helped with our five nursing home visits and to
Manchester county jail. Linda Rollins was superb as our bunny rabbit.

Upcoming Mother's Day Ministry
May 10th: 2 pm - Practice for Mother's day ministries; St. Bede's downstairs
May 14th: 2 pm - Coffee County Jail; Manchester
May 16th: 1 pm - Autumn Oaks, Manchester; Webb House, Manchester
May 17th: 9:30 am - McArthur Manor, Manchester; Morning Point, Tullahoma

Independence Day Ministry
June 28th: 2 pm - Practice for Independence Day ministries; St. Bede's, downstairs
July 2nd: 2 pm - Coffee County Jail; Manchester
July 3rd: 1 pm - Autumn Oaks, Manchester; 3 pm - Webb House; McMinnville
July 5th: 9:30 am - McArthur Manor, Manchester; 2 pm - Morning Point; Tullahoma

The ministries are incredibly fun and the people we minister to really enjoy our program.

Wednesday Luncheons

Each Wednesday at 12:30 pm all parishioners are invited to meet at different restaurants
in the Manchester where we have a good lunch with our great church family. All are invited.
The luncheons follow bible or religious studies provided by Rev. Bob at the church.

Sunday Morning Forum For The Young and Young-At-Heart

Adult forum and study for adults and the young-at-heart led by Seminarian Melanie Rowell.
Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. This forum will run for 4 consecutive Sunday's including the following dates:
30 April, 7, 14 and 21 May. Please join us for this informative event!
Downstairs at St. Bede's reception hall.

Weekly Study

All are invited to study with us at the church at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, downstairs.
Fr. Bob will lead us in a variety of informative studies.
We go to lunch at 12:30 pm following the study. Please join us and bring friends.
All are welcome!

Ministry Schedule:

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:

For other upcoming events at the church, or events we are planning, please visit
our Facebook page for times and dates. We have events planned for every week and all
are more than welcome to attend and participate.

The Sad Passing Of Our Friend, Jesse Shore

It is with deep sadness that we lost our dear friend, Jesse Shore.

Jess was a long time parishioner at St. Bede's. He was born on 1 March 1934
and retired from the Army Corps of Engineers.
He was loved by all and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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.

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:

The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee

St. Bede's Celebrates Our 50th Anniversary

A Few St. Bede's Past Events Photos

Ministers Who Have Served At St. Bede's

Members Listed In The Parish Register Who Have Tranferrred From St. Bede's

St. Bede's Stations of the Cross

Convoy of Hope

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

Another link for the Book of Common Prayer

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