Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church was founded in 1895, as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, seeking to share the many colors of Christ with the neighborhoods of our Peninsula.
We are a simple, friendly, neighborhood church, praying to God from the Book of Common Prayer ("the BCP.")
If you visit us on Sunday, you are invited to join us in singing traditional hymns, praying from the BCP, hearing readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, collectively reading from its Psalms, and celebrating a proclamation from the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. There will be a homily (a short sermon), to help open our understanding of these lessons, and to apply them in our lives. We will remember the signposts of our faith through the Nicene Creed, silently confess our sins, offer our prayers for all in need, and warmly share the peace of Christ. But, our most important act will be to remember that Christ is always present with us, by returning to the way Jesus taught us on the night before he died.
"While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." - Matthew 26:26-28
The Episcopal Church is a middle way between the Catholic and Protestant traditions. If you have been to a Catholic mass, you will find our service very familiar, though our Priest, Mother Jonna+ Alexander, is a woman. And, in our church you will always be welcome to worship with us, and to share in communion, no matter who you are, how you look, or where you come from. As Jesus Christ taught, we extend an especially warm welcome to those marginalized by others, for the way God made us. We heartily welcome and affirm people of all races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, ages, and income levels. We respect that different people may understand Christ a bit differently, and that's okay by us. We are here to pray together, in common, and nurture our spiritual lives, in community.
Please stay for a bit after the service for a cup of tea or coffee, and a friendly chat with your neighbors. If you need food or clothing, our pantry is open every Friday and Saturday at the times shown on this site.
In our church, all are welcome at the table of the Lord. You too!
7600 North Hereford Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97203
Pray With Us
A message from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church community
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is suspending our
worship services and other activities until God only knows when.
For updates, please come back to this website and check out our Facebook
For urgent pastoral concerns please contact
Rev. Jonna Alexander at or
Rev. Mimi Eick at .
You can also leave a message on our office phone
(503) 568-4541 which is checked twice weekly.
We look forward to the time when we will see you again.
Statement Against Systemic Racial Violence
On June 5, 2020, in direct response to recent protests, local church and community leaders,
including our own, signed a proclamation against systemic racial violence.
The full statement can be read here.
"God Loves All: love requires us to practice justice
so that we can live in a world
where all can flourish without fear."
125th Anniversary Celebration
November 29, 2020
The St. John's Review wrote a lovely article about our 125 years
here in North Portland. You can read the page 8 article here.
While we were going to have a celebration in tandem
with St. Andrew's Day, this event has been postponed
to a time when we can all be together again.
Still, sit for a moment and honor the momentous
occasion of 125 years together here in North Portland,
celebrating our first worship service in what is now
known as Rankin Hall, March 23, 1895.
Need Food or Clothes?
Hereford House Pantry
7704 North Hereford Ave., Portland, OR 97203
( We are downstairs in the white building next to the church )
Effective July 31, 2020 our permanent hours will be
Friday & Saturday
from 12:00pm (noon) until 2:00pm
The pantry has begun curbside contactless service with everyone wearing masks. Please follow the signage and stay in your vehicle until greeted by a volunteer. Please be prepared to load your vehicle when directed to. This is so we can continue to stay open and serve the community to the best of our ability.
Some important dates to remember. The pantry will be closed, as the Oregon Food Bank is also closed, on the following days:
November 27 & 28 I December 25 & 26
January 1 & 2
Stay safe and thank you so much for visiting.
We plan for Hereford House Pantry guests to shop with us once per month, with each person or family receiving 3 to 5 days worth of food. But, we will never turn anyone hungry away from what we have.
Remember we are dust, and to dust we will return
Hereford House Pantry has fresh fruit and vegetables for you
We are all in this together
Our food pantry is here to serve
Our Priest, Mother Jonna+, and our Junior Warden, Michael
Flowers grace the altar
Original work by Father Geiser
Our Sanctuary, look for the Chi-Rho
The Lord is risen, Hallelujah!
All are welcome at the table of the Lord
We love rainbows
Many hands work together to keep our altar
Imagine a big boat, upside down
Flower are beautiful, and beauty is important
Icon of Blessed Dorothy Day, written by Justin Morgan
We use our sanctuary to pray, meet, and eat
When we have we give, when we need we receive
Listening for the Word
Simple and colorful, that's us
Icon of Saint Andrew, written by Justin Morgan
Let the sun shine in
The acoustics are great!
We honor and celebrate women's leadership in the church
Waiting in the desert
Waiting on the Lord