Please Note: For the time being, in-person in-building worship has been postponed due to COVID-19 precautions.

For information on Weekly Worship opportunities, follow this link.


About Us

At St. Stephen’s, we will celebrate Morning Prayer throughout the week and we offer several other online Faith Formation opportunities:

  • Morning Prayer with the Rev. Alan Neale
    Alan Neale will be saying Morning Prayer Tuesday-Friday at 9:15 a.m. via Zoom (please contact Alan Neale for the Zoom link). If you can, please have a
    Bible and/or Prayer Book with you.
  • Intergenerational Formation — While we cannot gather and wonder together in our wonderful Godly Play room, we recognize that children, families, and people of all ages may be looking for ways to engage in Sunday School. We are excited to bring you The Beatitudes: An Illustrated Curriculum. It is an intergenerational twelve-session verse by verse study of the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew. This is not intended to take the place of our Adult Formation of The Wired Word. Rather, this is an additional option for families or anyone looking for a flexible, adaptable way to engage with scripture. Xena Morrison will lead the study virtually, but the pre-recorded videos and support materials can be accessed at a time that suits you best. It is a fun, engaging curriculum that studies the beatitudes through art, reflection, and discussion. Please register here.
  • Book Group — Our book group for discussions on racial reconciliation and healing will take a brief holiday hiatus. We resume on December 30, 2020 with a new book — The Cross and The Lynching Tree by James H. Cone. We meet via Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  If you are interested in participating in conversations on racial healing, I hope you will join us by signing up here. Have questions? Please contact: Xena Markine-Morrison, Director of Christian Formation, at For more information about our current book, please see: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone (
  • Adult Formation Class using The Wired Word (Contact Alan Neale)
  • Tuesday Men’s Morning Prayer — Men all over North Carolina and as far as Arkansas meet online to worship together. You are welcome too! (Contact Bob Cagle)
  • Thursday Bible Study Class (Contact Xena Morrison)
  • Virtual Get-Togethers for Youth (Contact Xena Morrison)
For more information about our online faith formation opportunities, please read our weekly newsletter HERE.


St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church has worshipped on the corner of North James and Mulberry Streets in Goldsboro since 1857—in the same building!  We would love to show you our historic building, but more than that, we’d love to have you worship with us.

Our Sunday services of Holy Eucharist (sometimes called Holy Communion, the Mass, or the Lord’s Supper) are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. All, including children, are welcome.  We also celebrate the Eucharist and offer anointing and prayers for healing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Christian formation (Sunday School) for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. between September and June; there are also some midweek opportunities for adults.


Our Interim Rector is the Rev. Alan Neale

Our Staff

Marshall Foster
Marshall FosterOrganist-Choirmaster
Vicky BaileyParish Office Administrative Assistant
Xena Markine-Morrison
Xena Markine-MorrisonDirector of Christian Formation
Jane Cunningham
Jane CunninghamCommunications Coordinator
Mike Saylors
Mike SaylorsJunior Warden
Lori Allen
Lori AllenSenior Warden

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me