Christ is near . . .
The altar hangings are purple, the color of penitence, as we anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ . . . the real gift of Christmas. Traditionally, this is a quiet season of preparation before the celebration that begins Christmas Eve with carols and Holy Communion, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continues Christmas Day with Holy Communion at 10 a.m.
Guests and visitors alike are warmly welcomed.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org