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.

Anglican churches partner to support Vicar of Baghdad

Canon White is the Vicar of St. George’s Church, just outside the Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. This congregation is the only remaining Anglican church in the country. He is also the President of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, which promotes peaceful relations and mutual respect amongst religious groups and their members, as well as provides humanitarian aid and assistance to persons and communities in need.

All Saints Dallas hosted an afternoon tea with Canon White on Saturday, September 20, and Christ Church (Plano) welcomed Canon White as the guest preacher in their services on the morning of Sunday, September 21.As the special guest preacher, Canon White offered his unique perspective on ministry within Iraq and the Middle East, including his role mediating and reestablishing the dialogue between conflicting groups.

One attendee remarked that Canon White’s “convictions and courage bring an authenticity to his story, but it was the stories themselves that moved [his] heart.” The Very Rev. Canon David H. Roseberry, the founding pastor of Christ Church, called Canon White “one of the most unique, God-inspired Anglican leaders of our generation.”

Though he expected his congregation to give generously, Fr. Roseberry said he was blown away by the tremendous outpouring of love for Canon White.

Overwhelmed by the generosity of church members and attendees, Fr. Roseberry said that “the people of All Saints and Christ Church clearly felt a deep conviction to help this man stand for God’s love in Christ in the midst of trouble. Our hearts were moved to hear, and so very glad to give.”

Fr. Roseberry attributed the incredible amount of money raised for Canon White to the strong ties and communion of the Anglican world.

“The wonderful links we have in the Anglican world brought us all together and gave the people of our two churches a common purpose: to uphold and support a vital ministry.”

After his visit, Canon White profusely thanked both churches, telling Fr. Roseberry that the weekend was a “total joy.” “It was one of the places I have enjoyed visiting most in our entire ministry. I very much look forward to a return visit,” he said.

To learn more about Canon White’s missionary efforts in Iraq or to donate, please visit The American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East’s website.

Intercessory prayer transforms hearts, homes, communities and the world

God is a God of transformation. He seeks to transform hearts, homes, communities and the world into the beauty, truth and love of Christ. When our prayer is empowered by the Trinity, informed by the Gospel and sustained by Christian community, we become God’s agents of change in the world.

Join us October 24-26, 2014 for a weekend of transformation at the Anglican Diocese in New England (ADNE) Intercessory Prayer Retreat. The Right Reverend William L. Murdoch, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese in New England, will be our keynote speaker as we gather on the beautiful grounds of the Holy Passionist Retreat Center (East Hartford, CT) for a weekend of worship, prayer, teaching, and fellowship.

Be refreshed by spending time in corporate and individual prayer. Be reinvigorated for this vital ministry through biblical teaching and practical application. Become connected (or reconnected) with companions in prayer throughout New England. Serve our suffering world by uniting with Jesus in his ministry of intercession.

Who Is Invited?

• Intercessors; that is, those who pray on behalf of others
• Anyone who wants to deepen their prayer life
• No experience required
• All are welcome to grow, learn and pray


October 24-26, 2014
Friday evening – Sunday brunch (Sunday service of Holy Communion)


The conveniently located and beautiful grounds of the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center (303 Tunxis Road – West Hartford, CT 06107). The retreat center is just off of Route 84, nearby Route 91, and not far from Bradley International Airport. (holyfamilyretreat@cpprov.org)


Retreat Fee:
$60.00/per person*
$100.00/married couple*

*Those not staying overnight will be charged a premium meal fee of $70.

The Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center Fee:

• Lodging and meals price includes
• Two-nights stay in lovely accommodations
• All meals prepared by the Center’s master chef (dinner Friday evening, three meals Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday)
• Coffee breaks
• Access to tranquil and picturesque grounds

Single room: $240.00 per/person
Shared room: $200.00 per/person
Married couple: $300.00 per/couple

Click here to learn more and to register.

A-DTS will prepare you to launch
 into the next phase of your life

UPDATE: Bishop Atwood is interviewed on Anglican TV about the January 2014 launch of A-DTS. Click here to watch his interview.

Youth With a Mission (YWAM) is one of the finest and most effective vehicles for preparing, equipping and mobilizing people to engage in mission around the world. The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is designed to help you understand God more deeply, live more like Jesus and identify your unique gifts and purpose to use in missions.

Now, after years of coordination, the International Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America and Youth With a Mission, are launching an Anglican version of DTS (A-DTS). While maintaining the distinctive initiatives that make YWAM’s Discipleship Training School effective, the experience will be offered from the perspective of Anglican theology and spirituality.

Beginning January 18, 2015, the A-DTS is a full-time, 26-week residential training course. It begins with an 11-12 week classroom phase, followed by an 8-12 week outreach time in the “10-40 Window,” where the greatest numbers of unreached people groups are found. The A-DTS emphasizes cross-cultural exposure and global awareness, preparing students to answer the call to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).

The training will be overseen by the bishop of the International Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Bill Atwood, as well as top YWAM leaders from around the world, including senior YWAM mission strategist, Fred Markert.  The Team Leader is Joe DeZwaan (from Church of the Resurrection, Chicago, IL). He is an experienced YWAM Team Leader who has most recently been leading the Idaho DTS.

“The teaching and training will be cast in the theology of Incarnation,” said Bishop Atwood. “God fleshing out His love for us in Creation, in Christ, in Redemption, in the Church, and how the Church relates with the world.”

The A-DTS training will be held at Church of the Resurrection, Flower Mound, TX, and is open to twenty (20) students. This class will target the 18+ year olds who are looking for a gap year/semester experience. Eventually, there will also be A-DTS classes for those from a “second career” perspective.

Check out the Anglican DTS Facebook page here and the website here.  Watch the video here.

Team Member Application

Are you an Anglican and a DTS Graduate?
• Do you have Anglican Experience?
• We are looking for team members!

Click Here for for info and application instructions.

Participant Application

Are you looking to find your purpose in life?
• Do you want to make a difference for Christ?
• Ready to invest 26 weeks to change your world?

Click Here to request more information.