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













Christmas ServicesPoinsettias

Christmas Eve, Dec 24

    4pm Family Service

   10:30pm Carol Singing

   11pm Midnight Mass


Christmas Day, Dec 25

   9am Christmas Morning Service


Inclusivity Statement




Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding

Monday, December 9, 7:30pm

First Presbyterian Church, 981 Marsh St. SLO


Discussion: "The Screwtape lettters" by C. S. Lewis, led by Fr. Jim Jisbet & Rev. Luanne Griguoli, Muhammad's birthday led by Dr. Hisham Assai.




Blue Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 12:15pm and Sunday, December 22, 4pm


Christmas is sometimes difficult for people, and instead of the "happiness" that is forced upon us by the hyper-commercialization of Christmas, many people are 'blue" during December.  This service is an opportunity to acknowledge that and to be held by God through our difficult times.  Both will be Services of Wholeness & Healing with the Eucharist.




Come Christmas Caroling!


Bring your guitar, drum, finger cymbals, or other musical instrument if you wish.  We'll have some jingle bells, tambourines and music with chord symbols for sing-and-play-along on familiar Carols.  At each location we'll lead a sing-along in a main room and at Mission View and Bella Vista we'll also wander the halls bringing Christmas joy to those in their rooms. 

  • Sat. 12/14, 10am at Mission View Health Center, 1425 Woodside Drive

  • Sat 12/21, 10am at Bella Vista Care Center, 3033 Augusta St.

  • Sun 12/22, 3pm at Sydney Creek, 1234 Laurel Lane

There will be practice sessions 5-6pm, Monday Dec 2, 9 &16 in the Parish Hall.  Attending a practice is not required.  It's fine to just show up and join in the fun.  Questions?  Contact Kathleen.


Victorian Christmas Historic Walk of San Luis Obispo

Sunday, December 15, 5-6:30pm


Guided stroll past 15 holiday-lit victorian houses in the Old Town historic district to recall the Christmas customs, events, and olcales of the 1890's.  Children over 7 years, with parents, are welcome.  Flashlights recommended.  Co-sponsored by the History Center and Sierra Club.  Meet in front of St. Stephen's.  Leader: Joe Morris, 805-549-0355


Men's Retreat

February 7-9


This annual retreat will be held at Mt. Calvary Retreat House in Santa Barbara, and may be our last retreat there, as the facility is closing early in 2021.  The Brothers of St. Andrew at St. Stephen's have sponsored a yearly retreat there for at least 15 years. Our retreat leader is Pastor Karen Siegfriedt, Associate Pastor at St. Stephen's, and she has some thoughful, puzzling essays for us to discuss.


The retreat cost is $250, with a $50 deposit as soon as possible, check made out to St. Stephen's.  The remaining $200 check should be made out to Mt. Calvary and brought to the retreat.  Contact Bob Levison with any questions at rlevison@calpoly.edu


Women's Retreat

February 21-23


The Rev. Caro Hall will be our retreat leader at Mr. Calvary in Santa Barbara.  So far, 13 women have signed up, and there's room for a few more.  The everything-included fee is $250 for a two-night stay. $50 is due the first of November.  If interested, contact Diane at dlevison@hotmail.com as soon as possible.



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