Church of the Holy Comforter

a traditional Episcopal church

The Anglican Church of the Holy Comforter is a parish of the Diocese of the Atlantic States of the Anglican Province of Christ the King.  Established in 1983, the parish recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.  We welcome visitors, and inquirers are encouraged to contact us and to learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truths of historic Christianity as expressed in Anglicanism.

Our primary service is the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Sundays. Children’s Sunday School is held during this service.  A nursery is available, though infants and children of all ages are always welcome to attend the service.  Adult Sunday School meets at 9 a.m. in the library of the Parish Hall.  We are currently studying the Book of Common Prayer.  Following services, please join us in the Parish Hall for coffee and conversation.  Take pot luck with us on the first Sunday* of each month. On Wednesdays, Evening Prayer is said in the chapel at 5:30 p.m. followed by mass at 6 p.m.

NOTE:  Adult Sunday School will not meet today, 23 February 2020, due to the visit by Archbishop John Upham, who will install Fr. Shannon as rector.  He will also be presented with three candidates for confirmation, and a covered dish dinner will follow these services in the Parish Hall.

SHROVE TUESDAY: Evening Prayer is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., with the children’s choir leading the singing of the psalms.  The traditional pancake supper will follow at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

ASH WEDNESDAY:  Two services are scheduled, a daytime service and an evening service.  The first will be held in the church, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the Penitential Office, the Imposition of Ashes, and Holy Communion.  The evening service will be held in the chapel, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

*We won’t have a pot luck luncheon on 1 March 2020, nor on 5 April 2020.  We will have a covered dish dinner following Easter services.

The newly ordained Fr. Shannon L. Clark, front, the Rt. Rev. John Upham, left, and the Rt. Rev. William Wiygul (ret’d), right, with clergy

The Rev. Shannon L. Clark, priest-in-charge, serves under the ecclesiastical authority of the Rt. Rev. Bishop John Upham, bishop ordinary, Diocese of the Atlantic States.  

Telephone:  (205) 665-2769, church office; (205) 461-5037, Fr. Shannon.  Email address for Fr. Shannon:

Anglican Province of Christ the King