The cornerstones of our faith are scripture, tradition, and reason.
Thank you for choosing St. Benedict's, we serve the Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater communities. We welcome you!
What to expect when you come to worship
Worship - Episcopal worship is "liturgical" meaning that the congregation plays a important role in their participation in word, music, and ceremonial. We are part of the Anglican tradition and take pride in our liturgy and music that we share with Churches worldwide. Most worship services include Holy Communion as the principal act of Christian worship. We use the Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer 1979 as the basis for all worship.
Music - The music you hear in our church was not written for us. It was written for God. The music is from the 1982 hymnal or from a more contemporary Gather Hymnal. We sing many parts of the service, please join in.
Dress- There is no dress code. You'll see men wearing everything from jeans and T-shirts to three-piece suits, and women in dresses or denim skirts, jeans and capris. Dress however you feel comfortable in the presence of God.
Children- Children are welcome in worship. We have activity bags for younger children and offer child care for little ones in our well-staffed and equipped nursery. Sunday school meets for ages 5 - 12 most Sunday mornings at 10:30.
Help- The Ushers and Greeters are always available to answer questions and provide assistance.
Special Needs- Our facilities are fully wheelchair accessible and we have large-print Books of Common Prayer. (If you would like to use one during a service, ask an usher.) We also have gluten-free bread at the communion altar, just ask when you take communion.
Coffee Hour- Sunday worship is followed by fellowship in our Parish Hall, offering an opportunity to greet each other and enjoy refreshments.