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.