St. Hilda St. Patrick is a neighborhood church and our church community includes many who live and work near here. We understand ourselves to be the hands, feet, heart and compassion of Jesus Christ for the world, and we are a place where everybody is somebody. Living our faith in our neighborhoods and the world around us is an important part of our faith.

As an Episcopal church, we are part of the Diocese of Olympia and the larger Episcopal Church USA, which is tied to the Church of England. Our worship is based on the Book of Common Prayer and we are a liturgical church, meaning our prayers and worship take a regular pattern from week to week. We are mightily inspired by the Holy Spirit and rejoice in God’s Love for all people and creation. We welcome all who want to learn about the faith of God, grow in their spirituality, and feed their soul with the teaching of Jesus Christ.

Latest News and Updates

Welcome, Father Joseph!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

The Bishop’s Committee has called The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews to be the new vicar at at St. Hilda – St. Patrick, and he has accepted the call. This decision to call Joseph follows an intensive two-year process of discernment and search, and we are delighted that he will be joining us.

July 7 will be Joseph’s first Sunday with us as vicar. Expect a large celebration that day, too! We hope that everyone and anyone who is in town will come help us welcome Joseph to our community. Bring your friends and neighbors! A transition committee has started working to plan both our goodbye to Sabeth and our welcome to Joseph.

Welcome Letter from Father Joseph

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Alleluia! Christ is risen! It is my honor to have been called by the Holy Spirit and the leadership of St. Hilda-St. Patrick to be your next vicar! I look forward to joining you in proclaiming Jesus’ resurrection and living God’s love in the world. 

Like you, I value inclusivity, service, learning, and sharing. I am excited about the possibilities of using the facilities for outreach and hopeful about opportunities for lifelong formation. I have experience in teaching a variety of ages, with a strong commitment to intergenerational formation. I have been heavily formed by those with more life experience — both inside and outside the church. 

I have been a part of congregations of a variety of sizes in very different places: from Alabama to New York City, San Francisco to south of Tacoma. I’ve had some very different opportunities in my life, and I’m looking forward to my next one — joining you in the ongoing transformation of Edmonds through living God’s love and inviting others to live it as well, following the teachings of Jesus and being caught up in the work of the Spirit. 

As home cooks, my husband Brandon and I are very much looking forward to joining you for many, many meals! At every step of this discernment it has been made clear that food is something you value — and it’s something I value too. Don’t be surprised if a (nine-layer) caramel cake or hot cross buns make their way to some gatherings. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you soon and hope to see as many of you as I can on July 7.

– The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews

Godly Play

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

This hands-on, “Montessori”-style learning time is for children in 1st through 3rd/4th grades. It is based on learning the stories of the Bible by showing them in small images and figures which the children handle, and then asking “I wonder…” about how it was to be there when these stories happened.

Godly Play meets every Sunday at 9:30am (at the same time as the regular service).