"To love God and follow Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to build the Kingdom of God."
Welcome To The
Anglican Church and Retreat House
of the Holy Trinity
Silver City, New Mexico
Celebration of the Holy Communion: 3:00 PM Sunday
Holy Trinity held its first Holy
Communion on September 5, 2008. We are a small, but growing church and
are the only Anglican parish in the Grant County area.
We worship at 1801 Alabama Street in
Silver City. Father John Price serves the parish as the Priest
along with Deacon-in-Charge, Joan Eng. Bishop Mark
Zimmerman is the Bishop for the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest. Our
chosen because the Anglican Church worldwide is a Trinitarian church,
believing in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as the creator, sustainer
and sanctifier of life.
Everyone is welcome!
WELCOME FR. JOHN PRICE
Fr John Price, his wife Brenda, and their five children,
attended Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, from 1994 through 1997. John
finished seminary in1997 with a master of divinity degree, and Brenda finished
with certification for courses that she took which were credited to her
associate degree. They have been involved in ministry in some form since 1991,
when he and his wife moved from Colorado to Angel Fire, NM. John has always
been bi-vocational, while serving the communities in which he lived. His
background includes being a legal assistant, a peace officer, and a school
music teacher for the past fifteen years. Brenda, served as an educational
assistant in public schools for many years, while raising five children, the
youngest one now at age 21. The Price’s were assigned their first church post
in 1997 in Minnesota, where they relocated to Redwood Falls, and then a year
later were sent to pastor a church in Warroad, MN, on the Canadian border. In
2001, John felt a need for a more complete and more meaningful form of worship,
so he resigned his position as a Baptist minister, and became an Episcopalian.
Fr John has been in a member of, and served numerous
Episcopal churches in various capacities, since 2001. He became a postulant in
2009, but was passed over by the bishop of Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande,
in 2010, for not being liberal in his beliefs as a candidate for ordination.
John joined the Reformed Episcopal Church and started a mission in Truth or
Consequences in 2012. Bishop Win Mott ordained John as a deacon in 2014 and as
a priest, a year later. While keeping the mission, John also commuted twice per
month for a period of months to supply St. Augustine in Deming, while the
church looked for a permanent priest. Currently, John teaches band and choir
for the TorC School District, and serves Holy Trinity on the first and third
Sundays of each month. Fr. John can be reached at 575-740-0369.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO FIND AT HOLY TRINITY?
We are a traditional Anglican church. We believe in the truth of the
Holy Scriptures and the historic orthodox creeds of the early Church.
We understand that the most basic truth is the love of God for us and
for all creation and our goal is to walk in that love. Our worship is
centered in the Eucharist, or Lord's Supper, as given to us by Jesus
and in the teaching of the Gospel, or good news, of Christ. We follow
the classic worship of the church, developed in the New Testament and
used throughout the centuries as a joyous celebration of God among us.
We welcome visitors and are happy to share our worship and faith, but
we do not pressure others. We are always ready to simply talk or share
information or a prayer with anyone.
WHO ARE ANGLICANS?
The Anglican Communion is an international association of national
churches. There is no single "Anglican Church" with universal juridical
authority as each national or regional church has full autonomy. With
approximately 80 million members, the Anglican Communion is the third
largest Christian communion in the world, after the Roman Catholic
Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches. The Archbishop of Canterbury,
the religious head of the Church of England, has no formal authority
outside that jurisdiction, but is recognized as the spokesperson and
symbolic leader of the worldwide communion. Among the bishops, he is
regarded as the "primus inter pares," which translates "first among
equals". The Anglican Communion is part of the One, Holy, Catholic and
Apostolic Church, being both Catholic and Reformed.
The 1998 Lambeth Conference, a meeting of all Anglican bishops held
every ten years, denoted mission as "God's way of loving and saving the
world", and the 2008 Lambeth Conference speaks of "The Church as an
instrument for mission" and a participant in "the movement of God's
love toward people [and the rest of creation], since God is a fountain
of sending love." The Anglican Communion understands mission as
primarily God's mission (Misio Dei), concerned for all human beings and
the totality of a human person; body mind and spirit. It is concerned
also for the totality of God's creation. This holistic understanding of
mission is expressed in the Five Marks of Mission: to proclaim the Good
News of the Kingdom; to teach, baptize and nurture new believers; to
respond to human need by loving service; to seek to transform unjust
structures of society; and to strive to safeguard the integrity of
creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. These are not
comprehensive in themselves but they serve as a guide and help the
churches within the Communion to live out a mission lifestyle in their
local contexts, and in variety of ways.
WHAT IS OUR WORSHIP LIKE?
The worship of the Anglican Church follows the general liturgy of
traditional Christianity. At the same time, it is privileged to use the
glorious language of the English book of Common Prayer. Visitors often
comment on the devout nature of our worship, combined with lively
singing. But first and foremost our worship is a joyful celebration of
the love of God.
The Holy Trinity Retreat House
welcome all guests to our quiet and prayerful space. Come for a night
or two as a getaway, or book into one of our rooms for a longer stay as
fits your needs for your visit in Silver City. We book through www.airbnb.com where the six rooms are listed individually under the name Retreat House of Silver City.
We are happy to provide all visitors with access to our chapel and an
invitation to worship with us through the Anglican liturgy.
For additional information about our Retreat House, please contact
the church at [email protected]
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Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity meets at:
1801 Alabama St.
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
E-mail: [email protected]