The Episcopal Church of Chequamegon Bay

The Episcopal Church of Chequamegon Bay


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About Us

Our congregation—The Episcopal Church of Chequamegon Bay—meets at Christ Episcopal Church, which traces its beginnings to 1856. The present building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was erected beginning in 1870, with later additions of the bell tower (1883) and the high altar, apse, and beautiful stained-glass windows (1893). Two of the stained-glass windows depict grapes and sheaf of wheat representing the elements of Holy Communion. A trio of windows above the altar was given in thanksgiving for a safe return from a storm on Lake Superior in 1892. An icon hanging in the church depicts the Madonna and Christ Child, and also the local life of the area (e.g., eagle, Apostle Islands, apple).

If the church is not open, walk around the church, sit on a bench, and enjoy the peace of the gardens near the building, which is constructed of local white pine.

The mission of the church (part of the Diocese of Eau Claire) is to witness through liturgy, music, and outreach to the community.

Contact the church to arrange a wedding or a memorial service—in the church or outside in the garden.


Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church
Interior of Christ Episcopal Church
Icon of Madonna and Christ Child with circles depicting Bayfield area's special features.
Window showing grapes, one of the two elements of Holy Communion
Window showing sheaf of wheat, one of the two elements of Holy Communion
One of the carved stations of the cross in Christ Episcopal Church
Stained-glass window "On the Lake Summer 1892"
Visit of the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire, 2022
Episcopal Bishop Matthew Gunter, Blessing of the Fleet 2022
Winter scene
Luminarias for Service of Lessons and Carols
Episcopal Church shield