WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “ANGLICAN”?

 

The roots of the Anglican Church go back as far as the first century church.

Our current structure was developed in the latter part of the 20th century. Conservative Anglicans found themselves in theological disagreement with the liberalization taking place in the Anglican Communion.

As a member of the Anglican Church in America (ACA), we are members of the Traditional Anglican Communion. Our traditional liturgical worship makes use of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.

Our lectionary readings are read from the authorized King James translation. We follow the traditional calendar of the church year. Our worship music is drawn from the rich legacy of Christian hymnody.

ABOUT US

  • Services of Holy Communion are held upstairs in our beautiful Sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday mornings at 9:30am
  • The Rector’s office door is always open for consultation, counsel, and prayer.
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  • On Sunday we offer an Adult Bible Study class at 9:00am. After the service, all are invited for coffee and conversation downstairs in our Fellowship Room.
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  • Current Outreach ministries include food donations to local schools; supplies for foster children at risk; and donations from the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.
  • The Bog Hoot Quilters host a very active sewing and quilting group on Tuesday mornings.
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  • We also have hosted a wide variety of community events during the year. These have included Organ and other Instrumental Concerts; Barbershop Quartets; Strawberry Socials; and Church Flower and Yard sales.

Reverend Gary Drinkwater

Rector

Father Gary grew up in the Episcopal tradition. graduating from  St. Francis College, with studies in philosophy and ancient church history. He enlisted in the US Coast Guard when the Vietnam war interrupted his studies

He married his bride of 47 years, Diane, in 1972. God called him to ministry, and in 1999 he was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Gary completed his education at the University of the South, and Bangor Theological Seminary, completing 3 units of clinical pastoral education.

He was ordained to the Priesthood in the Anglican Church in 2016, and was called to be the Rector of the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration that same year.

He is the Chaplain for the United Armed Services, and belongs to the Order of St. Brendon the Navigator. He continues today as Rector of the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration in Mechanic Falls.

 

Steven Bunnell

Deacon

Having recently passed his written and oral Diaconate examinations, Steve has now been Ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese of the Northeast, the Anglican Church in America

For the past two years, Steve has been enrolled in graduate education with the Logos House of Theological Studies. He is continuing to take courses related to his duties as a Deacon.

Steve also holds a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Neumann University. For the past twenty-two years, he has practiced as a Licensed Pastoral Counselor in Maine.