Welcome

St. Dunstan’s is worshipping online right now, as part of a community-wide effort to minimize opportunities to spread the novel coronavirus.  We primarily use Zoom, an online meeting tool. We gather at 9AM and 6:30PM on Sundays, and for Compline (Night Prayers) on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30PM. Click here to learn more about our online gatherings in this season. 

May 19 is the feast day of our patron saint, Dunstan, a tenth-century English bishop. Learn about Dunstan by watching this 20-minute play we put together in the past couple of weeks!

Sign up here to subscribe to our weekly E-news, including links for online worship. We also post worship links, among other things, in our Facebook group, St. Dunstan’s MadCity. All friends of St. Dunstan’s are welcome to ask to join the group. 

Our building is temporarily closed for for public worship at this time. Look for links on the left of this page for announcements, bulletins for upcoming services, and  recent sermons. 

If you’re struggling, spiritually, emotionally, or financially in this difficult time, please get in touch and we will try to help or connect you with other resources. Here is a link to a compilation of local resources of many kinds. Here is a Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook that you may find helpful.

About St. Dunstan’s

A view up the center aisle of the torch, looking toward the altar, with two acolytes in the foreground.St. Dunstan’s is a warm,  lively Episcopal church whose hallmarks are welcome of all who seek a spiritual home; the nurture of intergenerational community and the active participation of children; the use of art, music, and drama in worship and faith reflection; practicing care of Creation, with our church grounds as a resource; and service and advocacy for those in need.  Visitors and newcomers are always welcome at worship or any other parish event.   Read our official Statement of Welcome here. The short version? Everybody’s welcome, no exceptions!

St. Dunstan's folks at the Madison Pride Parade.St. Dunstan’s Church affirms that LGBTQ+ people are made in God’s image. With the larger Episcopal Church, we affirm and celebrate the lives, marriages, and vocations of LGBTQ+ people. We recognize that Christians and churches have caused deep wounds, and we desire to be a place of safety and healing. 

Find us on Facebook

You can Like our church page, St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, to get updates and sermon links. Members and friends of the parish may join our Facebook group, St. Dunstan’s MadCity, a more informal place to share thoughts, local events of interest, prayer requests, and such.

Our Parish Mission Statement

In response to Christ’s divine humanity, St. Dunstan’s strives to seek, love, and serve God, welcoming all to gather in worship, serve those in need, care for the environment, and listen and respond to each other.

A Welcome Message from Rev. Miranda

Rev. Miranda blessing the waters at the Baptismal Font, with kids gathered around in the foreground.If this is your first encounter with St. Dunstan’s, welcome! We hope you will consider joining us for worship soon. I would love to meet and chat, and to answer any questions you may have about St. Dunstan’s parish or the Episcopal Church. You will find we are a warm and lively parish family, with lots of opportunities for engagement and shared ministry – and an equally warm welcome for those who simply want a place to worship on Sunday morning, without seeking more involvement at this time. I am available to make pastoral calls to anyone who is ill or going through a difficult time – or to have coffee with someone who’s struggling to make sense of it all – or to share conversation and prayer with someone seeking God’s guidance in their life – or to get down on the floor and talk about Jesus with kids. Please be in touch, and let’s explore where our mission as a parish connects with your life, your needs and your hopes. May the grace, love and fellowship of God be with you always.
Rev. Miranda+

“Every Sunday at ordinary Episcopal churches, something extraordinary takes place. In a society in which tables of hospitality are mostly closed off to strangers, a public feast is held. You don’t need to buy a ticket to this meal. Not everyone necessarily knows each other; not everyone gets along perfectly, but they come together nonetheless. The food is simple stuff— bread and wine—about to become something more than itself. As the story is told and songs are sung, a change takes place. Hearts are lifted. The brokenness in the lives of each of the participants, and the brokenness of the world, is brought into focus. Healing begins to pour through it. Lives turned inward are opened outward. In the midst of the messiness and richness of this meal is the presence of Jesus, felt and known through the Spirit, tasted in the bread and wine, inviting us and the whole of the world into community with God.” (Dwight Zscheile, People of the Way)

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6205 University Ave., Madison WI