St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church is a warm and welcoming community in the heart of Sudbury, Massachusetts. The clergy and parishioners are committed to making St. E's a loving, supportive place for everyone, and to informing, involving, and inspiring the congregation.
Our worship services are both innovative and traditional, and we welcome those who are searching for a friendly place where they can grow with others in the knowledge and love of God. St. E's is a lively congregation, with activities for all ages. Blessed with many children, our church school and youth programs are an important part of who we are.
If you are looking for a place where you can seek meaning and make a difference, St. Elizabeth's may be that place. For more information please complete our Visitor and Newcomers Welcome Form
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars
Church School and Youth Choir Registrations Available Online
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children (COGS) in grades 1 to 6 is an approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible and the liturgy of the church, using the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an "atrium", a sacred room prepared for them, containing simple yet beautiful materials that they work with. Please use our church school online registration form to register your child(ren) for the church Children Programs.
The Youth Choir sings every Sunday, warming up with the Adults at 9:30 am, going to church school, returning during the offertory and usually singing during Communion. After a quick break for juice and cookies, we return to the balcony to rehearse for a half hour. Please use our youth choir online registration form to register your child(ren) for the youth choir.
Appalachia Service Project 2016 - Hinton WV - July 2016:
Watch the ASP reflections, presented during the 10am service on September 18, 2016:
View the photo album of the trip or watch the slideshow video:
St. Elizabeth's Church Renovations
Church renovation information, including architect renderings, can be found here.
St. Elizabeth's Safe Church Guidelines
It is the commitment of the parishioners and staff of St. Elizabeth's Church to do our utmost to insure a safe environment for our most
vulnerable members and to observe appropriate fiscal controls to protect our assets from misuse. To that end we have posted the
Outline of St. Elizabeth's Safe Church Guidelines
as well as the full text of the
Policy for Safe Church Practices.
Parishioners and staff members may register for diocesan Safe Church Training.
St. Elizabeth's Mission Statement
The vestry has approved a more detailed version of the Mission of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church. "Inviting, Forming, Sending, Serving" is officially part of the mission and logo of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. These words have played a significant role in our revamping of the St. Elizabeth's Mission Statement. Parishioners were asked to fill out pew cards indicating what they felt to be the mission of our church. Not surprisingly, the themes that surfaced again and again were largely related to these four words. People emphasized the value of St. Elizabeth's as an open and welcoming place ("inviting"); a place to hear and reflect on the teachings of Christ, to be shaped by prayer, and to help each other in our faith journeys ("forming"); a place where we are fortified to go out into the larger community filled with the love and hope of Christ ("sending"); and finally, as a community that reaches out to others through ministries such as The Soup Kitchen, The Giving Tree, City Mission and ASP ("serving"). Indeed, Inviting, Forming, Sending and Serving are words that crystallize the mission of our church. They encapsulate both what we are and what we seek to become.
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church invites seekers to share the joys and challenges of a journey of faith. Following the teachings of Jesus Christ and guided by scripture, tradition, and reason, we proclaim by word and action the love of God. We seek to serve and praise Christ in all people by celebrating the greatness of God's creation and all its creatures, helping those in need, and striving for justice and peace in all areas of our common life.
We welcome and honor everyone. In accordance with our baptismal covenant, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We strive to include all persons without regard to sexual orientation, race, nationality, gender, family configuration, ethnic background, economic circumstances, difference in ability, culture or age. Our love and acceptance of each other embody our commitment to unity with God and each other in Christ.