St. Stephen's has been part of the downriver community for 155 years, before Wyandotte was even incorporated as a city! Our building has changed over the years, but our commitment to serving and being part of the community has not. The original church was built around 1860. It was remodeled several times over the years, and a Parish Hall building, with Sunday School classrooms and a children's chapel downstairs, was built in the 1920s. In the early 1960s, faced with a large and growing congregation, the parish took the bold step of beginning a building campaign. The old church and rectory, which faced Chestnut Street, were torn down, and a new, larger church facing First Street was built. The new church was dedicated in November 1965. We still worship in this church and use the Parish Hall building for our activities.
You can read more about the early history of our congregation in two books: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of Wyandotte, Michigan: A Centennial Record (published in 1960) and A Short History of St. Stephen's Parish (published in 1924). We have some copies of the 1960 book that you can read in the church, and the latter is available online here.
We recently have begun to document our stained glass. The first in what we hope to be a series focuses on our Baptismal Nook. These windows were added in 1973, paid for by gifts from the congregation.