We are joyful followers of Christ’s word and love. We are cradle Episcopalians, and we are new to this global faith. We have been parishioners for decades, and we discovered this church last month. We are lovers of traditional hymns and of bluegrass spirituals. We are preschoolers, children, working adults, stay-at-home parents, retirees. We are multi-generational Austinites, and we are newcomers to this city. We are a politically diverse group, in a blue city, in a red state. We treasure our Episcopal tradition; we take risks to minister in a changing city. We are energized by intimate group studies and by standing-room-only worship services. We reach out in service to those in need in our city. We bless babies, backpacks, anniversaries, pets. We celebrate together at baptisms and weddings; we mourn together at funerals. We love our church. We value the support of our community. We look with hope and prayer toward our future, and we invite you to join us.

At Good Shepherd, we trust in:


In the fullness of time, all people will find joyful union with God and with one another, being fully known and fully loved.


God inspires The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd to welcome and work toward this vision in the name of Jesus Christ, beginning with the nurture and witness of our community in this city of Austin, Texas, and always reaching beyond ourselves, serving and connecting with new neighbors and new communities.


The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Good Shepherd has a large campus in the Tarrytown neighborhood of Austin at 3201 Windsor Road and a smaller campus called Good Shepherd on the Hill – “The Hill” – in southeast Austin at 1700 Woodland Avenue.

Good Shepherd offers six worship services on Sundays, as well as opportunities to learn more about our faith, meet new friends, and serve the greater Austin community.

If you are new to our parish or to the Episcopal Church, you will not be alone! We regularly welcome newcomers. We hope you will explore what we have to offer and look forward to answering any questions you may have about Good Shepherd or the Episcopal faith.