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Welcome to New Anglican Church. We’re glad you found us. We are a group of clergy and lay people seeking to plant new Anglican Churches in Northern California and beyond.  We have been starting around two new churches a year since 2009. We’ve learned quite a lot along the way and have developed many tools and skills to make the work easier for everyone involved. We welcome your interest and understand that while many people are interested in what we are doing fewer feel called to help.  We understand. We hope you do feel called to help or at least to let us know where you live and if you’re interested in being involved as a member of a new Continue Reading →

Easter in The Nor Cal Deanery

There are currently nine congregations in the Nor Cal Deanery holding public worship services. Our tenth congregation, Community of The Way in Redwood City, is early in the planting process and we look forward to their public launch. All but one of our remaining congregations held worship services on Easter Sunday. Igbo Anglican, one of our newest congregations, held their Easter Sunday Service on the Sunday after Easter at their regular monthly service. It was a wonderful Easter throughout the Deanery. Several of our congregations had larger than usual numbers of Easter attendees. Total Easter Attendance was 412! This is a new attendance record for the Deanery. The congregation with the single largest service was Igbo Anglican with 70. St. Continue Reading →

Tenebrae

Incarnation experienced incredible Holy Week services this year! For years, Incarnation has held a Tenebrae service in Fr. Josh and Rachel’s living room in Holy Week preceding Easter. Tenebrae is latin for “Shadows” or “Darkness”. The service is comprised of a series of readings followed by the extinguishing of a candle after each reading. The service ends in darkness and silence. Fr. Josh & Rachel removed everything of beauty from their living room and set up a bare altar and candles to utilize throughout the emotional service. In the past, attendance has usually been 10 to 14 people. This year, however, as the service began, people kept arriving; one after another. Eventually, 30 people squeezed in to their living room Continue Reading →

Community of The Way forming in Redwood City

In the summer of 2014 the Rev. Kristen Yates began a discernment process that led her to begin an Anglican church plant in Redwood City, CA. In January of 2015, Kristen moved to Redwood City and provided pastoral leadership for Eucharist Church in San Francisco while The Rev. Ryan Jones was on sabbatical. While settling and assisting, Kristen began meeting with the initial households of Community of the Way for fellowship and prayer. Community of the Way will have a focus on Spiritual Direction and will weave into its life and outreach ancient patterns of prayer and discipleship. The long term vision includes both a faith community and a center for spiritual formation. In April Community of The Way will Continue Reading →