Georgia Anglican Fellowship Has Been Granted Mission Church Status and New Name

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church is the new name for the former Word and Table Anglican Fellowship in Rome. The Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the South on Saturday approved the group’s request to affiliate with the diocese, which is part of the Anglican Church in North America.

“We are very pleased that the diocese’s newest mission church is in Northwest Georgia,” said diocesan bishop-elect Foley Beach. “We received many requests from the Rome area to assist with starting an orthodox Anglican church there, and have been delighted with the groundwork laid already by the new St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. The church is ideally located to serve Rome, Calhoun, Cedartown, Rockmart, Cartersville, and other nearby communities in Georgia and Alabama.”

Beach, the rector of Loganville’s Holy Cross Anglican Church, will be consecrated bishop on October 9 at Atlanta’s Church of the Apostles. A graduate of Sewanee’s School of Theology and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he was formerly a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. A delegation from the Rome church will participate in his consecration service.

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2 comments on “Georgia Anglican Fellowship Has Been Granted Mission Church Status and New Name

  1. Scout says:

    I understand that ADOTS now exceeds the minimum number of congregations and ASA required for a Diocese under the ACNA Constitution and Canons. For those who wondered why a waiver was granted at the ACNA provincial assembly, the answer is that it was all timing. A number of congregations did not complete their paperwork and congregational voting process before ADOTS’ application deadline with ACNA.

    By the way, ADOTS has just published version 2.0 of its website. It’s at Thanks Father Darren for all of your hard work!

    Scout (not “NoVa Scout” or the “Scout” who comments on Baby Blue’s website).

  2. MichaelA says:

    Its great to read about another congregation which is moving ahead. Formerly a mission, now an Anglican church in a new diocese. This is a positive development. We can see the new Anglican polity forming as we watch, parish by parish. Very encouraging…