Welcome St. Edmund's!

Welcome to St. Edmund's Anglican Church! We are so thankful you have been led to our website and hope you find it helpful. 

We are a fellowship of believers that meets in the Historic Third Ward and actively ministers to the surrounding neighborhoods, downtown, and the nearby college campuses. 

St. Edmund’s is a traditional Anglican parish church that is a connected and integrated part of the community of Milwaukee. A visible community through our people and clergy: one that is active in building relationships, ministering to people in need, building fellowship, and being visibly part of the Milwaukee community and its activities. Our neighbors should know we are here for them and our desire to minister and be part of their lives.

Together we worship in a historic Christian tradition - An Ancient Faith for Modern Times. We hold to the orthodox creeds of the church (Apostles, Nicene, Athanasius) that define Christian orthodoxy, as well as the 39 Articles of Faith and the Book of Common Prayer established in the Anglican tradition. Our worship contains elements that span 2,000 years of church history. 

We pray that you will choose to begin your journey with us. Sunday Worship Services are at 10:00 a.m. and we have ongoing small groups and events. Please join us . . .

Why St. Edmund?

This is for a few reasons . . .

The first is following Hebrews 12:1, where Paul encourages us to remember the history and cloud of witnesses that surround us:

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us"

St. Edmund, known as St. Edmund the Martyr, is the original Patron Saint of England before Richard I replaced him with St. George while on crusade. He was King of East Anglia in what is now England and the United Kingdom. He chose to be martyred by the Vikings in 869 as he would not give up his Christian faith and become their puppet king. 

The second, is that it is the historic name of the church that many in our fellowship belonged to that has a history that dates back to 1874 here in Milwaukee when St. Edmunds started a few miles North of us in what is now the Riverwest area. 

A Hymn for St. Edmund the Martyr

O Jesu, King of martyrs, who for our sins didst die;
Hear Thou the praise we offer Before Thy throne on high;
For Thou art our Redeemer, the Crown of all They saints,
The Light that never fadeth, the Strength that never faints.

For all the might and courage, for all the grace divine
Shown forth in blessed Edmund who gave his life for Thine;
Our love and thanks we render on this his festal day;
O Savior ever-glorious, accept our grateful lay.

He bravely bore the tortures inflicted by his foes,
And o'er them all in triumph his patient spirit rose;
He left an earthly kingdom a heavenly crown to gain,
With Thee, the King of Glory, for evermore to reign.

In that celestial country where joys eternal flow,
His spirit resteth ever secure from every foe;
Now may he pray, dear Saviour, that we may faithful be
And after this life's conflict receive a crown from Thee.

To Thee, O mighty Monarch, be ceaseless songs addressed,
Who reignest with the Father and with the Spirit blest;
Grant us with Thy redeemed ones upon the eternal shore,
To yield Thee highest homage and praise for evermore.

Written by William Edgar Enman for St. Edmund's Milwaukee