About Us

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.

History

Our Priest:
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).