Welcome to San Francisco Anglicans

Welcome to San Francisco Anglicans! This website is a ministry of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). More specifically it is a ministry of St. James Anglican Church in San Jose. It has a very simple purpose: help people in San Francisco find us so we can help launch new Anglican Churches in San Francisco. Emmaus Anglican Church is our first. We hope to launch many more in the coming months. We hope this interests you. If you would like more information please email Fr. Ed McNeill or call him at 408-674-2770.

Theologian J.I. Packer awarded the Saint Cuthbert’s Cross at the 2014 Provincial Assembly

Born on June 22, 1926, in Gloucester, England, Dr. Packer received his Bachelor of Arts (1948), Master of Arts (1954), and Doctor of Philosophy (1954) from Corpus Christi College at Oxford University.  He studied theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and was ordained deacon (1952) and priest (1953).

Dr. Packer first book, Fundamentalism and the Word of God, was published in 1958. His best-known work, Knowing God, was published in 1973. Combined, his books have sold over three million copies.  He is the founder of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI) and was appointed the first Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology at Regent College, Vancouver, BC, and was named the Regent College Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology in 1996. 

In addition, Dr. Packer served as General Editor of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible and as Theological Editor of the ESV Study Bible.

NOTE: Dr. Packer’s teaching at Assembly 2014 is available for free viewing online here.

Creating fresh music for the liturgical church

The United Adoration (UA) Songwriting Retreat will be September 25-26, 2014, at the Greenhouse Mission Center in Oak Park, IL.  The Songwriting Retreat is an opportunity for worship artists to come together and create fresh music for the liturgical church, while also renewing our creative vision for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our churches, communities and the world.

The retreat is a three-day experience that’s focuses on participants creating new music, connecting with others, and spending time in prayer and worship. Our hope is to inspire one other and to be inspired!

Participants will have opportunities to receive feedback on their original music compositions, as well as opportunities to collaborate together on shared projects. The goal of the retreat is for participants to take back to their local congregations a deepened spiritual experience with Christ, as well as new worship music compositions to share in their worship communities.

To register, click here. To see the agenda, click here.  Need more information?  Please click here or email Dave Frincke at dave@heartlandfw.org.

Greenhouse is a movement of regional churches in the Anglican Church in North America dedicated to evangelism through church multiplication—bringing the transforming love of Jesus to every people group. We seek to join God’s mission of transformation in his world through the building up of his church both in North America and globally as a unified people empowered to share the good news of his love through word and deed. In pursuit of this vision, we value the raising up of local congregations linked within each region, the release of ministry gifts among laity and clergy for multiplying congregations, and the equipping of movements to reach every people group on our continent with the good news of Jesus.

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach Made New Head of the Anglican Church in North America

Over 900 church members, ecumenical partners, and international dignitaries attended a four day conference called “Assembly 2014” that culminated in the 10am service at the Basilica of the St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  During the service, Archbishop Beach delivered the sermon, encouraging the Church to move boldly forward into the future, and asking for prayer as he begins this new season of ministry:

“I count it a privilege and a sacred trust to have been elected as your next archbishop, and I ask your prayers for Allison and me as we begin this new adventure together in our obedience to Jesus Christ.”

“Our responsibility is to be faithful and diligent in preaching the Word; it is up to the Holy Spirit’s timing for that Word to bear fruit.  Some of us will preach the word with sermons.  Some of us will do this with service. Some of us will do this with sacrifice.”

imageAfter becoming the official head of the Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Beach was handed the Primatial cross; a symbol of the Archbishop’s office and authority.

Dr. Beach, bishop of the Diocese of the South, is from Atlanta, Georgia and was unanimously elected by the College of Bishops on Sunday, June 22, 2014, during a three-day conclave in the Basilica crypt.

A formal service of investiture will take place in Atlanta, Georgia the evening of October 9, 2014 with expected attendance and participation by archbishops and bishops from throughout the global Anglican family.

The Anglican Church in North America unites 983 churches and 112,000 members across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Media Contact
The Rev. Andrew Gross, Director of Communications

Telephone: 269-214-2979
Email: andrew.gross@anglicanchurch.net

Recessional following Closing Eucharist and Transfer of Authority:


Question & Answers with Archbishop Foley: