History

 

All Saints Spring 2All Saints Episcopal Church began at the turn of the 20th Century as a synthesis of the small mission, Our Saviour, on SE Woodstock and 41st Avenue, and the All Saints Mission in NW Portland. Bishop Benjamin Morris said of the new Woodstock Village Mission in his annual address of 1903, “A new work, of much interest and promise, has been undertaken in a suburb of the city, known as Woodstock, which has a history worth recording. The Evangelical Association has a good church building, seating one hundred persons, in this beautiful and growing part of the city.” In 1926, the NW All Saints Mission Building was disassembled, moved to Woodstock, and rebuilt at the site of Our Saviour, and these missions became All Saints Episcopal Church, drawn together by the spirit of Jesus Christ and outreach to the community that continues to this day.

All Saints has a History Committee, currently working on accumulating a variety of historical aspects of our Woodstock Neighborhood Church.  A Photo Gallery of the Priests that have shepherded our Parish has been hung in the hallway of the Parish Hall, near the Rector’s Office.  If you have information and/or stories of our past years or would like to be part of this committee, please contact Lucille Pierce at 503-232-0538 or lucillepierce@comcast.net