St Stephens Anglican Church, Fillmore, California

About St. Stephen

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church is a branch of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church instituted by Jesus Christ, faithfully continuing the Anglican tradition.

Our Mission

Create and maintain a Christ-centered, Bible-believing and Spirit-led community of Christians. We worship, grow and learn, carrying the Gospel and Sacraments to our families and our community. We strive to be witnesses of the Risen Christ, while holding fast to our ancient Anglican Christian traditions, beliefs and worship. We are in the ACA Diocese of the West. The Anglican Church in America is a province of the Traditional Anglican Church (the TAC American web site and The Messenger Journal web site contain information about the TAC).

The Anglican Church

All of our parishes and missions are orthodox and sacramental, continuing in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles and in the breaking of bread, which was established by Christ as the design for the life of the Church. As faithful stewards of the Catholic Faith in the Anglican tradition, our teaching and practice is based solely on the Holy Bible as interpreted by the universally accepted Ecumenical Councils held by the whole Christian Church before any divisions took place; and the traditional Book of Common Prayer, which demonstrates both our Catholic Faith and Evangelical witness.

Indeed the best way to understand our faith and practice is to take a Bible, a copy of the historic Book of Common Prayer, and come and worship with us. The center of our worship is the Holy Eucharist, also called Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord's Supper, and the Divine Liturgy. It is the only service recorded in the New Testament as having been given us by Christ himself. You will find that our liturgical worship involves the whole person - body, mind, and spirit, allowing us to be active participants rather than mere listeners.

Who We Are

We are a continuing church body in the great Anglican Tradition and part of the world-wide Traditional Anglican Communion. continued...
Where We Stand
Follow this link for more information about what the Anglican Church in America stands on current issues.

For Inquirers

In the midst of the turbulent sea of the ever-changing world around us, we stand on the Rock of Jesus Christ as He has been made known to us in the teaching of the Holy Apostles, the Holy Church and the Holy Bible. We offer you this firm foundation in order that you may have that peace which the world cannot give; the peace of God, which passes man's understanding. More information visit the web page of the Church in the area you live in and contact by phone or e-mail one of the clergy or visit the Church. The Churches link will take you to this information.


Last update: Wednesday 30 December 2009 2059 PST