"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
Everyone is welcome!

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 name was 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fr. John preaches and celebrates on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Deacon Joan preaches and presides over a Deacon's Mass on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month.


A Social Hour follows the service on the first Sunday of each month.
ALL ARE WELCOME!

NEWSLETTERS:  
July/August 2015
September/October 2015
November/December 2015
January/February 2016
March/April 2016
June/July 2016

WELCOME FR. JOHN PRICE
Fr. 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

       

   

We 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]


Related Links:
The Anglican Church in North America
The Anglican  Diocese of the Southwest is a Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, covering the New Mexico and West Texas. Includes parish locator, news and resources.
St. Andrews Academy is a private, K-12 Christian preparatory school located in the Lake Almanor area of Northeastern California. Fr. Brian Foos, Headmaster.
Andrewes Hall is a theological seminary in Arizona, founded in 2002 to provide ministry formation to future church leaders, both clergy and lay persons from among the peoples and cultures of the Southwest.

Want to know more? We are happy to answer questions, from quick inquiries to extensive educational research. Try us. But above all, COME AND SEE!

Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity meets at: 
1801 Alabama St.
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
575-534-9065
E-mail: [email protected]


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