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St. Hugh of Lincoln
    A Total Common Ministry Episcopal Church
    in Allyn, Washington

Welcome to our website. After visiting here, we hope you will join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM for a family worship service of Holy Communion.

Come and visit and we'll do our best to make you feel welcome and at home. Church-going experience is not required -- just a desire for community and spiritual fellowship.

We are a smaller congregation and our office is staffed two days a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Please leave a message, we do check the answering machine regularly and will get back to you as soon as possible.


"There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
and there are varieties of service, but the same
Lord. . .to each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good."
   1 Corinthians 12:4-7

St. Hugh is a Total Common Ministry Congregation of the Diocese of Olympia, the Episcopal Church in Western Washington. The worship and practice of the Episcopal Church is centered in the Sacraments and the Sacrament of Holy Communion (Eucharist) is our primary form of worship.

Like most Episcopal churches, we're a family-sized congregation. However, unlike traditional Episcopal churches, our clergy are locally trained, side by side with other leaders called by the congregation to serve.

In Total Common Ministry, we “unpack the one man band,” the hierarchical model of ministry. We believe that we are gathered to be a ministering community, rather than a community gathered around a minister. This transformative model, rooted in our Baptismal Covenant, stresses that every member of the body has been given gifts, and has been called to serve God and community in a particular way.

St. Hugh is blessed to enjoy a rich tradition of having many different voices, preaching styles and approaches to providing sermons to our congregation. We currently have 4 individuals who share the preaching ministry....three are ordained clergy and one is a licensed lay preacher. The concept of hearing many voices from the pulpit is a cornerstone of our Total Common Ministry model of ministry, and something that our congregation finds enriching.

We have five ordained clergy, both active and retired. Having many clergy members is an outward and visible sign of the importance of the sacraments in our worship.

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of
the least of these who are members of my
family, you did it to me."

Matthew 25:40

None of our members or clergy receives a salary from St. Hugh, which means we have more resources to help in outreach to the larger community. Our outreach ministries cover a wide range of community needs. If you desire to serve, you will find many opportunities here.

"Will you strive for justice and peace
among all people, and respect
the dignity of every human being?"

Baptismal Covenant, The Book of Common Prayer

We are a progressive, inclusive, and forward-looking congregation. We are committed to welcome and include ALL people in our life and worship.

We are sensitive to issues of peace and justice in the world. We dedicate one service a month to special prayers with this focus.

Our outreach ministries reflect an emphasis on the theology and practice of social justice issues.

Our various group studies are wide-ranging, open-minded, and often challenging.

We also know how to have fun.


An article by the Rev. Jennifer Pratt, TCM priest at St. Hugh (ret.) -- read in a new page, or download in PDF format 

"Introduction to Total Common Ministry"

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Peace Candle

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280 E. Wheelwright St. / PO Box 156, Allyn, WA 98524

Last Updated March 1, 2019