Who we are
In 2014, we began as a Sunday evening fellowship of 8-10 people that joined together in Bible study and Evening Prayer in the Stewart's home. When Fr. Bryan was ordained to the priesthood in 2015, we began meeting once a month for an evening Eucharist service at McMurry University's Carleton Chapel. Soon that increased to twice a month, and in Lent of 2017 we started weekly services, still in the evening. In the fall of 2017, we were officially recognized as a "mission-station" (church plant) by the Diocese of Fort Worth (ACNA). That same fall, we also moved our services to Sunday mornings.
In the spring of 2021, we moved to a new location and now worship in the Historic Chapel at Buffalo Gap, where we worshiped for roughly 20 months. In December of 2022, we found a new home at our current location on Willis St. near Redbud Park. This allows us to be more active in serving the Abilene community, including residents at the nearby Wisteria Nursing Place. At present we are a congregation of roughly 45 souls, with an average Sunday attendance of around 30.
Our congregation has a diversity of ages and ethnicities: college students, singles, married with young children, families with older children, and empty-nesters. Some come from an Anglican/Episcopal background; others do not, but our common goal is to grow in faith and fellowship as we worship Christ in the Anglican Way.