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History

We began as a mission of Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Toledo. Our first home and service, in April of 1890, was in a borrowed hall in the Auburndale area of Central Toledo. In the fall of 1891, we built a chapel building at the corner of Milburn and Auburn Streets and achieved full parish status at that location in 1937.

A fire destroyed the church building in 1942. A temporary home was set up in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Toledo’s Old West End. Two couples who were married in this location continue to be members of St. Andrew’s today.

On November 1, 1943, we celebrated our first service at our present location in West Toledo. Significant building projects have been completed since the initial construction. We enjoy our current location, which is just north of the University of Toledo and close to a variety of shopping areas and restaurants.
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Worship

We are part of the Diocese of Ohio, The Episcopal Church, and the worldwide Anglican Communion. We worship according to the Book of Common Prayer. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday: the 8am is a simple, meditative service in Elizabethan English and the 10am is in contemporary language with music, chant and bells. We believe God is experienced in the beauty of the liturgy and in the joy of our celebration.
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A Holy Space

We are fortunate to have three spaces that add to the beauty and meaning of our liturgies:
Holy Rood Chapel was our main worship space until 1958. The 8am service is held in this chapel, as well as Tuesday Morning Prayer.
The 10am service is held in St. Andrew’s Church. Our large altar and baptismal font symbolize our Sacramental life together and are centrally located in the church.
Our small Chapel of the Consoling Christ is a place for personal prayer and reflection. The chapel also contains a columbarium.

A Celtic cross, on the Central Avenue exterior side of our church, displays our connection to the Anglican tradition.

Music

As our 10am liturgy we enjoy music from the English and African-American traditions. The adult choir enhances our Sunday worship. They sing every Sunday from September through May and welcome willing voices.
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Members

Our parishioners, young and old, come from varied and diverse backgrounds; we represent many countries and cultures. Together we worship, study, eat, work, laugh, and share God’s boundless love.

Education

Christian education for our children is offered every Sunday from September through May.

Tuesday morning Bible Study meets at 8:30am in the Rector’s Office.


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