by Brita Chell
Member, Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
Member, Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission
The Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
99 Turner Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 2S9
[email protected]
We acknowledge that the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation, and that we gather on Treaty 1 land. We are grateful for their stewardship of this land and their hospitality, which allows us to live, work, and serve God the Creator here.
The Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede is an ecumenical family in the Silver Heights neighbourhood of Winnipeg. We are a proud community of Anglicans and Lutherans.  In 2015 we celebrated 60 years of ministry in the neighbourhood and beyond. Through the years, the two denominations have enjoyed a shared mission that led to the formation of the Waterloo Declaration, resulting in full communion between the Anglican church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
The story of our church is like the story of most human relationships.  From building blocks came stumbling blocks and a hardly suprising share of ups and downs. From separate Anglican and Lutheran entities came an ever-stronger resolve to prevail as one worship community united in faith and mutual respect.
by Brita Chell,
Member, Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
Member, Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission.
St. Stephen and St. Bede continues to offer leadership to the wider church and welcomes newcomers of all ages. Sunday worship is contemporary with a blend of Anglican and Lutheran and features a regular contemporary service. For most of the year, the liturgy for each worship service is projected on Powerpoint slides.
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We are a welcoming community uniquely united and open to all seeking a relationship with God in Christ Jesus.