Holy Cross Anglican Church is a mission-station church plant of
the traditional Diocese of Ft. Worth
in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
We are a small, but warm and
welcoming congregation that loves Christ.
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. At present we are a congregation of roughly 35 souls, with an average Sunday attendance of around 25.
Our congregation has a diversity of ages: 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.
Fr. Bryan Stewart
Fr. Bryan is married to Jennifer and they have three children: Eowyn (19), Riley (17), and Micah (14). In addition to serving as priest at Holy Cross, the Rev. Dr. Stewart is also a Professor of Religion at McMurry University where he teaches the history of Christianity.
Our Bishop's Committee (Vestry):
Bob Evans is our Sr. Warden. A world-traveler and former C-130 navigator, Bob served in the U.S.Air Force for 23 years. He is married to Marilyn, his bride of 59 years. They have two grown daughters, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Rachel Smith serves as our Junior Warden. She works in Abilene as a speech-language pathologist and has been married to her husband, Kester, for 22 years. They have a son, Harrison (16).