Friday, October 23, 2009

Nearly 40 Congregations Join the Anglican Church in North America

In just three months, the Anglican Church in North America has welcomed 39 new congregations. When the Anglican Church in North America officially launched in late June, it included 703 churches in the United States and Canada. Today, there are 742 congregations affiliated with the Anglican Church.

A number of the new congregations are recent church plants, like St. Barnabas in Covington, Kentucky. According to Fr. Christopher Peterson (picture at right - Ed.), who leads St. Barnabas, the young church held its first worship service on June 7. Just a few months into their life, St. Barnabas has already benefited greatly from its relationship with other Anglican Church in North America congregations in Kentucky, said Peterson. He and other members of the launch team have also been amazed by the way God has sent people to St. Barnabas. “It is not like we have found a lot of people, but that people have found us. It is astounding,” said Peterson.

More information about St. Barnabas is available online at

Calling together new congregations is a key goal for The Anglican Church in North America. “We are convinced that the Good News of Jesus Christ and the transforming power of His love offer life-change wherever they are preached. Vibrant, multiplying local congregations are both the primary tool to fulfill that important evangelical task and the natural result of our friends and neighbors responding to the Gospel,” said Archbishop Duncan.

Formed in June of 2009, the Anglican Church in North America unites 742 Anglican congregations into a single Anglican Province. The church’s mission is to reach North America with the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ.


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