Anglican Samizdat

April 13, 2010

The Free Anglicans in Hepworth

Filed under: Anglican — David Jenkins @ 5:33 pm

Are a group of about a dozen independent Anglican Christians in Hepworth Ontario who do not worship in an Anglican Church of Canada parish Add an Imagebecause of the ACoC’s increasingly rapid drift away from Biblically orthodox Christianity. A priest, Father Robert Mansfield, from the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCoC) visits once a month to administer Communion.

The congregation is presently meeting in the Hepworth Community Centre. Up until 40 years ago, the community centre was an Anglican Church; it still has stained glass windows, altar rails and the church bell – on display on the front yard – still rings even after being exposed to decades of Ontario winters.

The building is over 100 years old and in need of repair; the town Add an Imageis now considering whether to demolish or sell the building. The congregation is willing to raise funds to assist in paying for the repairs, but is too small to completely pay for them.

The congregation has asked for prayers and, for those who may be interested in assisting in helping to preserve this building for its intended use of glorifying God, they can be reached here and at 519-374-4371.

The town is holding a public meeting about this on Wednesday April 14th and can be reached here.



  1. Is that AMPisAnglican’s parish?

    Comment by Kate — April 13, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

  2. Hello Kate,

    Yes this is my Parish. This meeting about the future of the building has come out of nowhere and caught me off guard.

    From what I have found out the building had very few rentals last year, and with the Province reducing its money transfers to Municipalities the Town is most likely just looking for ways to save some money. We started renting the building in January, and so I am thinking that money will not show up on the Town’s financial statements for 2009.

    Thankyou David for posting this. Prayers and expressions of support are greatly appreciated.

    Comment by AMPisAnglican — April 14, 2010 @ 8:51 am

  3. I really hope the town doesn’t demolish this church! You are just getting started there, and I hope you will be able to continue.

    Comment by Becky C. — April 14, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

  4. I wonder how much it would sell for?

    Comment by Gawk — April 14, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

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