To receive and share God’s accepting Grace, challenging Wisdom and transforming Love

Welcome to St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church

To receive and share God’s accepting Grace, challenging Wisdom and transforming Love

St. Edmund’s is a mid-size Episcopal Church serving the West San Gabriel Valley . Our Sunday services are traditional and flexible, focused on the reverent worship of Almighty God through strong liturgy and music leavened with good humor and welcoming community.

We hope to well serve you and yours in the Name of our gracious God and Savior.

The Reverend Canon George F. Woodward III+, Rector

Latest News

STEDY, February 23, 2017

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 It is probably no mystery that the favorite substitute teacher in my elementary school was also the oldest. A retired archaeologist and deep lover of history, he had long claimed the name Bunker Hill. He was…


February 26th, 2017 Preacher: Canon Doug Edwards+ Celebrant: Canon George Woodward+ Prelude: “Aria” – J.S. Bach Processional #401: “The God Of Abraham Praise” Gloria Hymn #460: “Alleluia, Sing To Jesus” verse one only Gradual Hymn #129: “Christ Upon The Mountain Peak” Offertory: “Here I Am Lord” – Daniel Schutte I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard My people cry.…


Nursery School enrollment for the 2017 – 2018 school year begins January 23rd through February 6 for all priority families (parishioners, returning families and alumni). All applications are due back Monday, February 6 with a $50 non-refundable application fee in order to secure a spot for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Visit the SENS…

CRISTOSAL – Rector concludes VP position

Canon George Woodward concluded a decade of service as the Vice-President of Cristosal, a Church affiliated Human Rights organization working in El Salvador and Central America. Meeting in San Salvador February 1 – 6, the Cristosal Board established the Rev’d Canon George Woodward Operating Fund in his honor, with many Dioceses, Bishops, Clergy and Laity contributing…to Woodward’s complete surprise. Parishioner Gail Rolfe…


HEAD OF SCHOOL, Ms. Darlene Porter, announces her retirement, with intent to assist in transition in all ways desired. Ms. Porter began teaching at St. Edmund’s in 1993 following the graduation of her youngest daughter from St. Edmund’s Nursery School. She holds a BA in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and was called by the Rector to be…

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Magna Carta Newsletter

Magna Carta - Volume IV, December 2016
Edition Featuring: From the Rector, Advent and Christmas Schedule, Christmas At St. Edmund's, and More.
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Your clergy co-sponsored a Resolution at the 121st Diocesan Convention to renew the quest to abolish slavery, which remains a living reality throughout the world. In El Salvador, girls and young women are forced into sexual slavery. Sexual slavery and forced employment are endemic in Southern California. In Ghana, slavery resembles 19th Century versions of the institution. The Diocesan Resolution may be…

Sunday Services

Our 8am liturgy in the Chapel usually follows an older form of worship from our Book of Common Prayer. The 10am liturgy in the Main Church offers greater variation, and the service is printed in its entirety in our bulletin. (Child Care, Sunday School, and Youth Group also occur during this service) Read More


“THE CONFRONTATIONAL WIT OF JESUS” Christian Humanism & The Moral Imagination An Epiphany Course 4pm Sundays January 15, 2017 – February 26, 2017 January 15th Setting the Stage: Chapters 1 – 3 Christian Humanism defined Non-violence in the thought of Catherine Wallace January 22nd Teaching in Parable: Chapters 4 – 5 Metaphor, Imagination, and Satire “Son of God” January 29th Satirizing Caesar…


Shrove Tuesday is a preparation for Lent, originating as cupboards were cleared and of foods forbidden during the Lenten Fast, including sugar, eggs and fats. Add a little flour and you have pancakes! Karen Harrigian presides again at our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper! Plan to join your fellow parishioners for pancakes the Tuesday evening before…


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