Our History

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church began in 1995 as the union of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Broken Arrow and St. Columba of Iona Episcopal Mission in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

St. Andrew's, named after the patron saint of Scotland, originated when a group of Episcopalians held the first service on Palm Sunday at Kennard's Funeral Home sponsored by the clergy of St. Luke's of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1961. As the membership of St. Andrew's grew, they met in various locations in Broken Arrow before breaking ground for their own Chapel in 1962 and becoming a Diocesan Mission in 1963. St. Andrew's was awarded parish status in 1982.

St. Columba of Iona, named after an Irish saint who evangelized in Scotland, was started in 1991 to take advantage of the growth in southeast Tulsa and met at Union Intermediate High School. The two churches had considered merging, and when the priest at St. Andrew's was called to serve in a parish out of state, the plan to unite these churches became a reality in November of 1994.

In 1995, the new congregation of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church installed its first vestry serving 288 members at the St. Andrew's facility at 500 North Ninth Street in Broken Arrow. The rapidly-growing church required larger facilities and began operating in its new building on 81st Street, just east of Highway 169 in March of 2000. In March of 2007 an educational wing was added to provide space for education, meetings and outreach.

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