We are a vibrant, disciple-making, liturgical church that is all about the Gospel.
Sundays at 11:00 AM
The Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden* 2450 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605
St. Thomas Kids is available and provided for infants - Early elementary.
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* There is no affiliation between the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and St. Thomas Anglican Church. We are grateful for the opportunity to rent this beautiful facility for our Weekly services and for the immense value the State Botanical Garden of georgia brings to the Greater Athens Area.
A Vibrant, Disciple-Making, Liturgical Church in Athens
Gospel Incarnation. Gospel Proclamation. Gospel Demonstration.
The Gospel is the announcement that Jesus is Lord. It is deep, rich, and beautiful. It has cosmic implications and is intensely personal. As Tim Keller says, “you are more sinful and flawed than you ever dared believe, but more accepted and loved than you ever dared hope” because of the finished work of Christ on the Cross and his mighty resurrection through which all things are being made new and we are brought back into relationship with our Triune God. Through the Sacraments of the Church and the work of the Holy Spirit, the worshipping community is shaped into the image of Christ and sent on mission into the the midst of a skeptical culture in need of the Gospel faithfully embodied, clearly proclaimed, and joyfully demonstrated.
Anglican Church Planting
Anglican churches are uniquely equipped for ministry in an increasingly post-Christian and complex context like Athens. Our ancient-future faith has an ideal character as being accessible and engaging to culture, while being distinct enough to call it away to something scandalously better - new life in Christ. We want to reach the next generation of leaders, creatives, students, professionals, and families. Our community is a multi-generational collection of people following King Jesus. Empowered by the Spirit, we joyfully do the work that God has given us to do. As a church plant, we have grown into a member parish of the Anglican Diocese of the South. Now we are a young, growing church that still has a heart for church planting - for seeing new people reached, new churches started, and raising up new leaders for this work.
Athens is booming, why not the Church?
Athens is considered an intellectual and cultural center for the state of Georgia. This highly-educated, diverse area is booming with young professionals, families and college students; music and arts; new businesses and homes. Over 150,000 people reside in the Athens area including over 30,000 college students. Despite all of this growth less than 35% of the population is strongly involved in the Christian faith. As the city continues to increase in size and influence, we have a vision to build for the kingdom of God by making disciples of all ages and inviting invite the next generation into a mature, adult faith.
We would love to meet you! Join us for worship any Sunday in the beautiful Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden at UGA. All are welcome. Children's Ministry is available each week for infants - kindergarten. Help us spread the word. Invite your friends or connect us to people in the Athens area who would be interested in being part of an Anglican Gospel movement. Contact Fr. Daniel for more information or any questions that you might have about St. Thomas.
We need you to partner with us in prayer. Pray that the Gospel will be embodied, proclaimed, and demonstrated, especially through St. Thomas Anglican Church.
"Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth: Set up your kingdom in our midst. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God: Have mercy on me, a sinner. Holy Spirit, breath of the living God: Renew me and all the world."
Ancient Prayer adapted by Bishop N. T. Wright
Our strategy in 2019 calls for an aggressive budget of $250,000. All giving is tax-deductible and can now be given directly to St. Thomas Anglican Church.
To give by mail, send a check to: St. Thomas Anglican Church P.O. Box 49617 Athens, GA 30604.
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