St. Brendan's Anglican Church

A traditional Anglican Church (ACNA) in Bellingham, Washington Bellingham, WA
St. Brendan's Anglican Church

Plan Your Visit

925 N Forest St.
(Central Lutheran Church Building)
Bellingham, WA 98225



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Who We Are

We are a traditional Anglican church in Bellingham, Washington. We belong to the Anglican Diocese of Cascadia and the Anglican Church in North America. We seek to bring the good news of the saving grace of Jesus Christ to anyone who is interested. We provide outreach to the wider Bellingham community through social services that we support with time and money.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Multigenerational

Children's Ministry, Adult Education, Faith and Work, Choir, Community Service

Traditional Hymns, Organ





Our Services

What are services like?
Our services are a traditional communion service. They are similar to what you might experience at an Episcopal, Lutheran, or Methodist church. The format is also similar to the Roman Catholic mass. We follow the three year Revised Common Lectionary of scripture readings. We set aside service time to give thanks for specific blessings in the preceding week and for members to pray aloud for specific needs.

What is the community like?
We are a small close knit community that cares about and prays for each other and for our wider community. We set aside 10 percent of our weekly offering for community outreach. Recently supported services are Five Talents, the Lighthouse Mission, Agape Home, Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic, Engedi Refugee Ministries, and the Samish Way Resource Center. We have been a silver sponsor of the American Cancer Society Whatcom Relay for Life since 2009.

What if I'm not a Christian?
All the better! Seekers, skeptics, and questions are welcome. We would love to have you come and learn about the good news of Jesus Christ. If you identify yourself as a newcomer, a member will sit with you and guide you through the service. Just tell anyone with a name tag. You are welcome to join us at coffee hour for some snacks and conversation. We will try to answer any questions you may have or you can just hang out with our members. No one leaves hungry.

Leadership View all

Gerry Swieringa

Father Gerry is the second rector of St. Brendan's Church. He was previously associate priest at St. Brendan's. He has been married to Peg for many decades. They have a daughter, Amanda, and four grandchildren. Father Gerry likes to go camping and fishing when he gets a chance. He is very active in pastoral care for the sick. He generally has open office hours at the church building every afternoon Monday through Thursday. But, it is best to make an appointment. He may be called out for some on site pastoral care at any give moment.

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