What does it mean to be a church in the “Anglo-Catholic” tradition? At St. Ann Chapel it means that we practice Catholic Christianity in its English expression. Our liturgical practices trace back to the recovery of English Catholicism just after the Oxford Movement in the nineteenth century.
At St. Ann, we observe all the seven sacraments—Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Penance, Holy Orders, Matrimony, and Unction (Anointing) of the Sick—in their original, biblical, and Catholic forms. Central to our worship and devotion is the Eucharist, which we celebrate each Sunday and on certain holy days.
Our approach to worship, prayer, and study is not casual or superficial. We seek to honor God in the fullness of his glory by observing the ancient rites in reverence and beauty. The preaching and teaching at St. Ann Chapel embrace biblical truth; a call into a deeper, intellectual understanding of scripture; and a challenge to consider the greatness of God’s glory, mercy, and redemption in everyday life.
Anglo-Catholic worship is rich in music, symbolism, and history. We invite all to come and share this experience with us!