Who We Are

Altar candle with blurred stained glass windows in background

St. Hilda St. Patrick’s church community includes people of all ages! 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 spiritual lives: and we strive to achieve this through outreach and through the various ministries and opportunities to serve at our church.  As an Episcopal church, we are part of the Diocese of Olympia and the larger Episcopal Church, which is a member of the Anglican Communion

Children and families of all ages are welcome at St. Hilda St. Patrick. Younger children (and any accompanying noise!) are welcome and valued participants in our worship. They are also welcome to step out as needed (from time to time the vicar’s husband has been known to step out briefly with their baby to change a diaper!) A table is available in the nave for those who prefer to stay with their parents, but need a little something to do. A rocker and soft space are available for those needing extra attention.

Youth Group meets regularly to share a meal, take a field trip or work on service projects. Youth are active participants in worship at St. Hilda St. Patrick, taking a turn to read the scriptures and sometimes giving a weekly talk. 

What We Believe

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.