Come, Join the Angels!

Our Mission:

The purpose of the parish is to worship the Lord God; to continue in and perpetuate the rituals and practices of the Anglican Tradition of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church; and to make disciples by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by expanding the presence of the Anglican Catholic Church in Northern Virginia, by engaging in the support of foreign and domestic missions and in works of Christian charity, and by evangelizing our diverse international community.

Our Chapel:

We have been blessed to have found a space in an office building right off Edsall Road in the heart of Northern Virginia and have been able to convert it into a lovely worship space.  Don’t be turned away by our non-traditional exterior. Inside you will find a very traditional, Bible-based church with a warm and welcoming congregation. We invite you to visit us for worship, prayer, study, discipleship, and fellowship.

About the Anglican Catholic Church:

The character of humankind is not much different in the 21st century than it was in the 1st century, so the challenges that faced the original Apostles are still facing disciples today. We are not changing sound, Christian doctrine; we’re changing ourselves through that doctrine.

The central core of our Church is worship.

We worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness; with reverence and dignity. Our Anglican worship retains many of the Judeo-Christian elements that would be familiar to the members of the original Church, as well as the ancient English Church. There is a timeless quality about our liturgy and worship that has endured from age to age.

All Angels is scripturally-based and we have retained the time-honored 1928 Book of Common Prayer to guide us through worship and give order to our prayer lives, which complements the majestic English language of the King James translation of the Holy Bible.

Ministry, Christian education, and fellowship are also integral parts of our heritage, so we are involved with bible study and social activities, including the famous Anglican coffee hour after most services and classes.

We are:

Anglican because we use the Book of Common Prayer, and follow the path established by the first seven Ecumenical Councils, taken by the Church of England, as it existed before the Norman invasion in AD 1066

Catholic because we adhere to the Universal Faith accepted by all Christians before the Church separated into Eastern and Western branches in AD 1054.  We proclaim the truth of the Faith, as established by the Apostles’ Nicene and Athanasius Creeds.

Church because we are a community that finds comfort and nourishment in coming together to love, serve, and worship God.
The Anglican Catholic Church is part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, faithfully continuing the Anglican tradition. We practice and uphold the historic Catholic Faith, Apostolic Order, Orthodox Worship, and Evangelical Witness of the traditional Anglican Church.

We look forward to meeting you at our bible study each week.
 

Fr. Carlton Clarke, Priest

Ordained to the Diaconate in 1985 and to the Priesthood in 1986, Fr. Clarke served as Curate of the Cathedral Church of St. James in Spanish Town, Jamaica from 1985 to 1989, then as Rector of St. Cyprian’s Highgate, St. Mary, Jamaica from 1990 to May 2000.  He emigrated to the United States in June of 2000 and became Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Hartsdale, NY where he spent seven years, before serving at St. Joseph’s Anglican Church in Brooklyn where he was Rector from January 2008 to August 2010.


Vestry, Officers, and Ministers:

The vestry is essentially the Board of Directors for the church. While the priest is in charge of all spiritual matters, the vestry handles the day-to-day business of the church.

John Taylor,  Senior Warden
Gretchen Tackaberry, Junior Warden
Jim Kingdon, Secretary
Muriel Adams
Mike Stamm

Kief Tackaberry, Treasurer
Julia Taylor, Assistant Treasurer
Jim Kingdon, Evangelism
Karen Stamm, Music