St. Stephen’s is called to be a community of support and encouragement where we discover who we are in Christ by extending faith, love, and hope to others.
We invite you to experience God's love with us!

ABOUT US

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St. Stephen’s is a vibrant, healthy, growing church with a strong appreciation of its history.  Our services, Eucharistically centered, liturgically sound, and complemented by an excellent music program, have a strong family-oriented sense of community. St. Stephen’s is vigorously committed and dedicated to living out the Gospel. As our website demonstrates, we offer many different ways to become involved in our Parish, whether through adult education groups, the youth group, our children's ministry, a variety of parish ministries, or outreach projects. Parishioners come from diverse doctrinal backgrounds but are unified together in our worship together. We welcome all worshipers, and we strive to do so without prejudice and with open hearts and minds. If you would like to find out more about St. Stephen’s, please explore our website, and you will discover the beauty of our vibrant community, and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  


HISTORY

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church was the third Episcopal church established in Lubbock, following St. Paul’s on the Plains and St. Christopher’s. A mission church of the parish of St. Paul’s on the Plains, St. Stephen’s was originally established as the “high church expression in Lubbock.” In 1958, a recycled World War II army barracks was brought in to serve as worship space, office, Sunday school area, and nursery. On March 26, 1960, the mission was officially established and on July 15, 1962, ground was broken for the church’s new building. The structure, which has been renovated over the years, was designed in a contemporary Spanish colonial style with thick walls and buttresses, high clerestory windows, and colorful tile trim.  The Rt. Reverend George Quarterman, Bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas, dedicated the church building on May 12, 1963.  View the gallery below for a visual history of St. Stephen's.