"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

St. Andrew's, Breckenridge, Texas

This morning my father and I travelled 120 miles west of home to attend St. Andrew's Church in Breckenridge, Texas. I was the celebrant at their Pentecost Eucharist. They are presently between rectors and various priests of the diocese, including myself, are taking turns supplying there. The new rector, the Rev. Joel Hampton (a former Presbyterian minister who is now in transitional deacon's orders), is finishing his "Anglican year" at Nashotah House Seminary and will take up his ministry in Breckenridge in July. The folks of St. Andrew's were welcoming and gracious, and Pop and I both enjoyed our visit very much. Pop took these pictures of their lovely church. Do please visit them if you are ever in the Lake Possum Kingdom area on a Sunday.


Blogger Julian said...

Looks a bit on the narrow side, but the bare brick is very nice!

2:04 AM  
Blogger texanglican said...

My feeling exactly, Julian. It did have a slightly bowling alley type feel to it, being so narrow, but on the whole I liked the aesthetic.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Timotheos Prologizes said...

It's such a beautiful church (and looks like one). I wish we had more like those in the metroplex.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous andy b. said...

They are very blessed to have (soon to be Fr.) Hampton as their new rector.

It's bee a joy getting to know him while he's been here at the House.

See you on Sunday, Fr. Foster!

Andy B.

3:46 PM  
Blogger J. Gordon Anderson said...

That's a pretty nave. Looks like "Romanesque revival" or something. Nice!

8:02 PM  

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