COVID-19 Update

As of March 17, St. Stephen's is closed.  Bishop Lucinda requested that the churches in the SLO Deanery do not meet in person for at least the next 2 Sundays, March 22 & 29 – most likely for Palm Sunday and Easter, as well. 


Though we can't meet in person, we can still worship together remotely.  Bishop Lucinda Ashby has sent information that, under the Governor’s order, 3 people are allowed in the building in order to broadcast worship. Sunday and Wednesday Worship will be broadcast from the Chancel. Midday Moment will be broadcast from Fr. Ian’s living room.


On Sunday mornings the 10:00 Worship service will be via Facebook Live from our facebook page. You can join the watch party from 9:50am. If you'd like, you can follow along in the   Service Booklet  and Liturgy and Hymns for Palm Sunday.

Every weekday at 12:15 “Midday Moment” is available on Facebook Live at No account or login is required.

On Wednesdays, listen in for Morning Prayer at 12:15 on Facebook Live.


To view "live" worship later, after going to our facebook page, click on "videos" in the column on the left.  Among the display of videos available, click on the one you'd like to view.


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Welcome to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.


Our mission as a parish is to open our hearts to God and to share Christ’s unconditional love with the world. We do this by following three pathways:

  • Welcoming: We invite all to join us at every stage in their spiritual journeys.
  • Worshiping: We cultivate a living tradition of liturgy and a life made holy by the sacraments.
  • Working: We share our abundance, we strive for justice, and we accept our calling to protect God’s creation.

Inclusivity Statement

 St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is a congregation of families and singles, children and seniors, and a diversity of ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, interests, and backgrounds. We are followers of Jesus, guided by His teaching and example to love God and our neighbor. We welcome all people regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, racial background, mental or physical ability, recovery, political belief, economic condition, and all other expressions of what it means to be human. We invite you to worship with us and walk with us no matter where you are on your spiritual journey.


Worship With Us

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8 am Quiet, contemplative Holy Eucharist

10 am Holy Eucharist with music and Sunday School

5 pm Centering Prayer Service
12:15 pm
Holy Eucharist, Healing Service or Morning Prayer

1344 Nipomo St.; San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Office: 805-543-7212















FromDiocese4EasterService smallVirtual Easter Service
for Entire Diocese

Bishop Lucinda and members of the Diocese of El Camino Real will lead a diocesan-wide online service for Easter Sunday, April 12, which will be presented on the diocesan YouTube page, The service will be available at 10 am on Easter Sunday.



March 19, 26 & April 2 meetings Postponed

Counting the Costs: Christian Perspectives on Capitalism

Thursdays March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 11am

Ramsden Hall


Eric Fisher will lead a discussion group - not a lecture - based on the book by noted economists and theologians, Art Lindsey and Anne Bradley, which takes an honest and empathetic look at capitalism and its critiques from a biblical perspective.


Summary of March 5 discussion

Summary of March 12 discussion




Chocolate Factory Opens


Yes, we'll be making those beautiful and delicious chocolate Easter eggs again this year, but not for Easter. With the governor ordering us to stay home until at least April 7th we’re not able to begin production soon enough for Easter.   Customers who had already placed orders have been contacted individually about canceling their order or waiting for fulfillment later in the year. If you have any questions about making or purchasing our Parish Council's chocolate eggs, contact Kathleen at



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