Welcome to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church

We are a welcoming faith community as diverse as the many faces of Santa Fe. Honoring every person as a child of God, we seek to walk with Christ, to love and serve those in need, in our own community and beyond. We worship in the Episcopal tradition and are nourished by prayer, study, and fellowship.

Somos una comunidad de fieles en la que todo el que lo desea es bienvenido, una comunidad tan diversa como las muchas caras de Santa Fe. Al honrar a cada ser como hijo de Dios, aspiramos a seguir los pasos de Cristo, a amar y servir a los necesitados de nuestra propia comunidad y más halla. Adramos según la tradición Episcopal y nos nutrimos espiritualmente de oración, estudio y hermandad.

Lectio Divina

The next session of Lectio Divina begins on Friday, February 13 at 10:00 am in the Library. Please join us for a time of “divine reading” of a selected passage of scripture and sharing our thoughts about it. Lectio meetings will continue on Friday mornings through Lent, with our last meeting on Friday, March 27. For more information, contact Linda Gray at 982-6498.

Interfaith Community Shelter Need for March

St. Bede’s will again prepare and serve meals and help with check-in at the Interfaith Community Shelter the week of March 15th-21st. A sign up sheet has been placed in the Common Room. For more information, please contact coordinator Carol Neelley at (505) 982-9251 (work) and (575) 770-0544 (cell) or

Vocation Days

We all have a vocation from God!

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

What path does God call me to?  If you’re sensing that something is missing in your life, that God has a purpose for you that you have yet to discover, if you are simply restless, this day is designed for you!

Two vocation days – opportunities to discern ministry – have been scheduled to allow as many people as possible to participate. Lunch will be provided; there is no cost to register.

February 21, noon-4 p.m., St. Andrew’s, Las Cruces. Register by Feb. 13.
April 18, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Bosque Center, Albuquerque. Register by April 10.

If you would like to attend one of the vocation days, please respond to Deacon Patty Soukup at the diocesan office by the deadline listed.  You may respond by email: psoukup@dioceserg.org or by telephone: 505-881-0636, ext. 112.

Read more about vocation days by clicking here….

Sunday Forums

February 15, 9:15 am

Deborah Smith Douglas will speak on Benedictine Spirituality for Non-Monastic People. More than a thousand years ago, St. Benedict crafted a rule of life for Christian households. This simple document has shaped Western monasticism generally and Anglican spirituality especially in profound ways, which offer a great deal to those of us who will never be monks or nuns. Deborah, a Benedictine oblate and longtime member of St. Bede’s, will discuss some of the ways her own life has been shaped by Benedictine rhythms and suggest ways to explore the quiet wisdom of monasticism to enrich even the busiest non-monastic life.

February 22, 9:15 am

Several issues currently before the New Mexico Legislature will be discussed at this Forum, sponsored by the Justice and Peace Committee.

ST. Bede’s Book Club

The St. Bede’s Book Club will begin again on Monday, January 26.

Our first book for 2015 is the New York Times Bestseller Pigs in Heaven (1993) by Barbara Kingsolver, author of The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, Homeland, Animal Dreams, Prodigal Summer, and The Lacuna.

Pigs in Heaven is a deeply felt, spellbinding and wise novel that follows Taylor Greer and her adopted six-year old Cherokee daughter Turtle, as they travel roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation.

Please join us for six weeks of inspired reading, insightful discussion and spiritual enrichment on Mondays, January 26-March 2, at 12:00 noon in the Common Room. (New and used copies of Pigs in Heaven may be purchased in paperback, hardcover and Kindle editions ($2-$12.50) from Amazon and other outlets.)

Njeri Nuru-Holm, Convenor
505-820-9326 or 216-225-2926