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Statement of Faith and Purpose

St. Bede’s Anglican Church in Tucson, Arizona is a traditional Anglican Church. We believe Jesus Christ is the head of the church and the center of parish life and worship. Therefore, we concur with St. Paul concerning Jesus preeminent status; “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth and that every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. Philippians 2:10-11 KJV

 

We hold these essential elements of orthodox Anglicanism as definitive, sufficient, and normative for our faith, worship, and parish life:

  1. The Apostle’s Creed and The Nicene Creed
  2. The Apostolic succession of Bishops and the historic all male priesthood
  3. The 1928 Book of Common Prayer as our book of worship
  4. 39 Articles of Religion
  5. Biblical standards of morality as taught by our Lord and His Apostles down through the ages
  6. King_James_Bible 

We also acknowledge that each one of us is in the process of “becoming” all that God would have us become. None of us are or ever will be “finished products” short of our entrance into His eternal glory after we die. We all have obstacles, past experiences, and road blocks to overcome that stand in our way with our walk with Christ. As such, we are here to encourage each other and rejoice together on our shared spiritual journey. We are each called upon to cooperate daily with the work of the Holy Spirit which is God’s gift to us to deepen our faith and our experience of His love. The Holy Spirit was sent to lead us into all truth, to convict us of our sins, and to encourage us to cooperate more every day with God’s desire and attempt to make us into the “new creation” all Christians desire. We travel this difficult road of sanctification together at St. Bede’s, and we pray by His grace that we will each uncover and discover for ourselves “the pearl of great price”, and experience His love more fully every day.

 

We welcome you in the sacred name of Jesus Christ and give thanks for your interest in our church and hope to be blessed to see you in the days ahead. May God guide your path in the days and years ahead as you seek to discern His will for your life. If that includes St. Bede’s, we will be very blessed by your presence.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

History of St. Bede’s          

St. Bede’s was founded in 1980 as a mission of St. Jude’s Anglican Church. St. Bede’s is a member of the Anglican Episcopal Church, and is a cathedral parish, meaning that our parish is also the home church of an active Bishop. Additionally, we are within the United Episcopal Church of North America (UECNA). More information on our affiliation with the UECNA as well as the Continuing Anglican movement can be found at

www.unitedepiscopalchurch.org

 
 
 
 
Bishop
George Conner
 
 
Reverend Canon
James Byrum
Priest
 
   
Reverend
Mr. Nathan Blackwell Deacon

Lay Readers

Tom Saunders

Daniel Boyle

Lynn Engles

Bill Endress

 

Acolytes

Brenan Blackwell

Macy Blackwell

 

Organist

Loren Mitchel

Vestry
 
Ellen Frazer
Senior Warden
 
Lynn Engles
Junior Warden
 
Bill Endress
Treasurer
 
 Tom Saunders
 
Carolyn Darby
 
Barbara Librera
 
 

Vestry Secretary

Nancy Byrum

Altar Guild Director

Carolyn Darby

 

Altar Guild
 

Nancy Byrum

Ellen Frazer 

Sue Ann Owens

Macy Blackwell

Diane Endress

Barbara Libera 
 
 
Hospitality
Diane Endress
 
Sunday School
Sue Ann Owens