From the Bishop

The Most Revd T. Creighton Jones

Archbishop Emeritus, Interim Rector,

Founder of Good Shepherd Anglican Church

A Special Welcome!

FROM ++ABP. JONES….

First of all, let me thank you for visiting with us. Since you are looking at our website, I suppose you might be curious as to who we are and just what our belief structure might include.

We are descendants of the old Church of England.  The word Anglican comes from the Latin phrase… ecclesia anglicana. This is a Medieval Latin phrase dating back to at least 1246. It simply means ‘the English Church’.

We are a liturgical church.  This means that our services are pre-planned according to the seasons of the church year.  Although we normally celebrate the Mass of Holy Communion every Sunday at Good Shepherd, we occasionally include other services such as Morning and Evening Prayer and Compline.  All of our services are prescribed in the either the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer, the 1929 Scottish Book of Common Prayer and the 1962 Canadian Book of Common Prayer. Our weekly sermons are based on the lectionary scriptures and can be found on this website.

We are a “Bible believing church.”  We believe that God inspired holy men to write the scriptures.  As such, the Old and New Testaments are divinely inspired, and contain all things necessary to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

We also believe that Christian marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman. And while we do not condone or encourage divorce, we understand that relationships are not always perfect and sometimes marriages fall apart for a wide variety of reasons.  And so, we do not withhold the sacrament of Holy Communion from those who are divorced.  We believe that the Sacrament of Communion has healing properties and might be of assistance in curing wounded souls.

Finally, from a personal standpoint, our church is a collection of people who not only like worshipping together but enjoy hospitality together as well.  We join for a period of hospitality after church services every Sunday and experience other social activities as a group throughout year.

If you are looking for a church where you can seriously worship God without a lot of distractions with a group of like-minded and loving Christians, I invite you to join us on Sunday at 11:00 AM.  If I can answer any questions about our church or our worship practices, beliefs, traditions etc. please call or e-mail me.

Archbishop Creighton Jones