About

Welcome to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are a cheerful, friendly and welcoming church community, committed to a full and active spiritual life. Our mission is to bear witness and to continue in the teachings of Jesus especially as we care for one another within and beyond our church community.

Though a relatively small parish, St. Bede’s is diverse and inclusive in its membership, welcoming all worshippers, with a middle-way style of liturgical churchmanship, balancing our faith on a resilient three-legged stool of scripture, tradition and reason.

Without a permanent rector since mid-2011, we thrived under the interim leadership of The Reverend Nicolette Papanek. On New Year’s Day, 2014, we welcomed a new rector, The Reverend Catherine Volland.

We hope to encourage growth with a younger age demographic, expanding from the more senior population of many retired folks that is the pillar and strength of our Sunday morning congregation.

The second pillar of our diversity and perhaps our future is our Spanish-language parishioners who worship Sunday evenings.

The two subsets of our congregation are well integrated within the paradigms of two languages and cultures, and the first Sunday of every month is dedicated to a bi-cultural “potluck Eucharist” in which the two groups worship together and celebrate our common Christian heritage.

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St. Bede’s Clergy and Staff

Vestry and Lay Leadership

History of St. Bede’s

Our Patron – St. Bede the Venerable