Newcomers

“Like many people, I’d had some negative church experiences before I came to St. David’s, and felt wary about joining and participating. I was delighted to find that St. David’s was a place where I could be myself and feel welcome no matter what. For the first time in a church, I feel I really belong — this is a loving, active and socially conscious church that I cherish.” – Jenny P.

Welcome to St. David’s Episcopal Church. The first thing we would have you know is that you are welcome in this place! Whether you are visiting from Austin or from out-of-town, new to the Christian faith, or seeking a Church home, we invite you to explore St. David’s. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we hope that you will accompany us.

Free Breakfast

If it’s your first visit, be sure and stop by the “Visitor Information” table in the 2nd floor lobby area on Sunday mornings. A friendly Greeter will be there to offer you a coupon for a free breakfast at Cafe Divine. Enjoy this complimentary meal on the 3rd Floor in Sumners Hall. Breakfast is served every Sunday morning from 8:30 – 11 a.m. along with free coffee.

Welcome Dinner

All newcomers are welcome! Please be our guest for dinner at Cafe Divine in Sumners Hall. This is a casual opportunity to meet some others, tour the Church, and learn more about St. David’s. Child care is available. Upcoming dates are January 25, February 22 and March 29 at 6 p.m.

Register online. 

Newcomer Classes

We offer several classes for people new to our church. Also, view our Worship FAQ and Etiquette for an idea of what to expect and our Newcomer’s Guide for detailed information about St. David’s.

Newcomer Series

This three-week class is designed to answer your questions about St. David’s and the Episcopal Church. Upcoming classes meet on Sundays, February 12-26, at 10:25-11:10 a.m. Contact the Rev. Katie Wright for more details.

About the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church is the American province of the Anglican Communion, a worldwide body of over 70 million Christians who trace their origins to the Church of England. Often, The Episcopal Church is called a “bridge church” between Roman Catholicism and Protestant denominations. This is because much Episcopal theology is Protestant in nature, while much of Episcopal worship, spiritual practice, and church structure resembles Catholicism. As a result, individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds will find in the Episcopal Church a home that honors their own faith tradition while providing a new source of shared nourishment.

About St. David’s

St. David’s strives to be a welcoming and diverse community, offering a variety of worship, fellowship, education, and ministry opportunities. Therefore we invite you to join with us as we “seek and serve Christ in all persons.” We’d like to get to know you, too!  Please email the Rev. Katie Wright, or fill out a Guest Card (found in the pews and around our Church building.) We thank you for your interest in St. David’s, and look forward to an opportunity to welcome you personally.