St. Stephen's Episcopal Church was formed in 1964 when parishioners from Trinity Mission joined with parishioners from St. Paul's Cathedral to build St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on five donated acres in Fairview Township. St. Stephen's Nursery School started in 1968.
The church experienced its first expansion in 1969 with the addition of an education wing. Then in 1997, St. Stephen's expanded again adding more education areas, a library, chapel, and remodeled the offices and kitchen.
In 2017 St. Stephen's became a mission church and is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
The wisdom from the early founders of Trinity Episcopal Church to the present-day St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, is seen in the continuing outreach and service to Fairview, the surrounding communities, and the world. The importance of an effective Christian Education program, with both the children and adults, is vital to the spiritual growth of the church. We have partnered with the Charter School of Excellence providing food bags to the students in need as well as winter wear. In addition, the Glory of God Garden provides fresh vegetables and herbs to the local food banks.
The parishioners of St. Stephen's are our most valuable asset. Our congregation continues to be interested in the needs of our people and the community around them and dedicated to being the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.