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  • At 7pm this Wednesday, July 23, Darlene O’Dell, author of the recently-published book “The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven,” will discuss the events of 40 years ago. Join us for light snacks and conversation about the struggle for women’s ordination in the Episcopal Church. We’ve planned a conversation that will both explore the historical roots of this struggle for social justice in the church as well as the lessons from this effort that extend into what it means to be a member of the Christian faith today, delving into issues of race, gender, and sexuality.

  • And at 10:30am on Sunday, November 9, the Rev. Alison Cheek will celebrate the eucharist at St. Stephen’s, to commemorate the historic first celebration.

Soon we'll start planning the third event, to happen in the fall of 2015 to commemorate the "irregular" ordinations at St. Stephens'. Read more about these events on our history pages.

The Rev. Sarabeth Goodwin Named Transitional Latino Missioner for the Diocese of Washington
The Rev. Sarabeth Goodwin, who leads the Misa Alegria, St. Stephen's Spanish-language congregation, has been named Transitional Latino Missioner for the Diocese of Washington. She began her new position July 1. Luckily for us, it is a part-time position, allowing her to continue to lead the Misa Alegria.

Visit Our History Site
St. Stephen's Church has a long and rich history, and we are presenting it on our historical website. You can add your own photos and memories and view materials from the church's archives.







St. Stephen's is the Episcopal church in Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant
1525 Newton Street NW * Washington, DC 20010
202-232-0900 *