St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Celebrates its 60th Anniversary on Saturday, December 12


Submitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

This December, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrates its 60th anniversary as a Bedford faith community. To mark this milestone, the parish will gather on Saturday, December 12 at 5:00 p.m. with new Bishop Alan Gates for a special service of Advent Lessons and Carols.

The service will feature Advent hymns and anthem selections by Handel, Mendelssohn, Bach and others; readings from the Bible and from the works of J.H. Newman, O. Romero, and Martin Luther King Jr.; and the music of the St. Paul’s Choir, the Youth Choir, Park Street Church organist Nathan Skinner, a string quartet, and other parish and guest instrumentalists. There is no communion or sermon. Musical direction is by St. Paul’s minister of music, Dr. Michael Monroe.

The service will last approximately 75 minutes and will be followed by a candlelight reception in the Parish Hall. The reception will feature displays with special photos and objects from the parish archive going back to the founding days of the church, and a chance to greet Bishop Alan, who will be making his first visit back to St. Paul’s since he was a seminarian living in Bedford (and his son was Jesus in the parish Christmas Pageant!) in the mid-80’s. Child care will be offered by members of St. Paul’s youth groups.

All are welcome to attend the service and enjoy great music, great food, great company, and a great chance to rest and reflect during the busy Advent season.

About St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 100 Pine Hill Road, Bedford, in a fully accessible building. To contact the church by telephone, call 781-275-8262 or email Learn more about St. Paul’s at their website


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