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.


Worship With Us

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

email: office@ststephensslo.org













 Inclusivity Statement



Adult Education

The Bargain Book Bin:  The ones that didn't make it into the Bible
November 17, 9am - 3:30pm


Lenore Erickson, Emeritus Faculty Member of Cuesta College and parishioner of St Peter’s in Morro Bay, will be leading 4 or 5 sessions (in one day) on differently-themed writings that were considered for the Canon of The Bible, but were not included, known as “non-canonical books”. Come for one or more sessions that you are particularly interested in, or you can come for the whole day. It will start with coffee and snacks, includes lunch and ends before dinner.


  9:00  Registration and Refreshments

  9:30  Types of literature extant at the time of canonization

10:30  Discussion of specific writings at the time of the Hebrew Bible

11:30  Part 2 of writings at the time of the Hebrew Bible

12:30  Lunch

  1:30  Discussion of specific writings at the time of the New Testament

  2:30  Part 2 of writings at the time of the New Testament



Elves Color         For Kids From Kids Toy Drive

Once again this year the Kids of St. Stephen's give you a chance to help them bring Christmas joy to  less fortunate children in our community through their toy drive.  When you're purchasing gifts for the children in your life, please consider also getting a gift for a child in need. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for the children at 40 Prado and a family adopted through the Salvation Army will be collected at services and during coffee hour November 11 - December 16. 



Advent Lessons & Carols, Dec. 2, 4 p.m.

Fundraiser for Canterbury Foundation


The SLO Canterbury Foundation is pleased to present an Advent Lessons & Carols Service on Sunday, December 2nd, at 4pm at St. Stephen's


This service will be a fundraiser for the SLO Canterbury/Shire Episcopal Campus Ministry, and will be followed by a festive reception in Ramsden Hall.



Christmas Services

  • Christmas Eve Family Service 12/24  4 p.m.
  • Christmas Carol Sing-along 12/24  10:30 p.m.
  • Midnight Mass 12/24  11 p.m.
  • Christmas Morning Service 12/25  9 a.m.


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