ST. BENEDICT ANGLICAN CHURCH

ANCIENT PAST, FUTURE FOCUS & GLOBALLY CONNECTED.

ST. BENEDICT ANGLICAN CHURCH

ANCIENT PAST, FUTURE FOCUS & GLOBALLY CONNECTED.

ST. BENEDICT ANGLICAN CHURCH

ANCIENT PAST, FUTURE FOCUS & GLOBALLY CONNECTED.

ST. BENEDICT ANGLICAN CHURCH

ANCIENT PAST, FUTURE FOCUS & GLOBALLY CONNECTED.

ST. BENEDICT ANGLICAN CHURCH

ANCIENT PAST, FUTURE FOCUS & GLOBALLY CONNECTED.

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The Chapel at Providence Place
6487 Whitby Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78240

Service Times

Holy Communion Service

10:00 am
Every Sunday
Discipleship
11:20 am
Evening Prayer for Society of St. Benedict on the first Wednesday of each month
7:00 pm

Who We Are

At St. Benedict Anglican Church, we uphold the “faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). As such, we believe in:

The Holy Bible as Word of God, sufficient for salvation and all essential matters of faith and morals.

The Nicene Creed, Apostles’ Creed, and Athanasian Creed as the historical summaries of the biblical “Rule of Faith.”

The Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as instituted by Christ, and generally necessary for all Christians.

The historic episcopacy, locally adapted.

As classical Anglicans we uphold and subscribe to our traditional Formularies because we believe they are in conformity to Scripture:

The Book of Common Prayer locally adapted in conformity to the standards set by the 1662 edition.

The 39 Articles of Religion, locally adapted in conformity to the standards set in 1563.

The Ordinal, locally adapted in conformity to the standards set in 1549.

Our Story

Welcome to St. Benedict Anglican Church, San Antonio, Texas. St. Benedict Anglican Church operates as a member parish within the Archdeaconry of San Antonio, The Anglican Diocese of the West, Anglican Church of North America. Since the First Sunday of Advent 2019, we have gathered to meet every Sunday morning, at 10 am for Holy Communion service in the chapel on the campus of Providence Place, 6487 Whitby Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78240. Our church plant was sent by All Saints Anglican Church, San Antonio and the San Antonio Archdeaconry to serve the greater northwest side of San Antonio and vicinity, including Helotes, Lackland Air Force Base and Castroville. We are traditional Anglicans, rooted in the English Reformation, which is connected to an ancient past, is future focus, and globally connected. We emphasize solid Scriptural teaching, traditional worship using the 1928 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, and a welcoming sacramental community. The Great Commission IS our mission (Matthew 28:18-20). We invite you to join us!​
Grace and Peace,​
The Reverend Barry Kowald, and the parish family

Father Barry Kowald

Father Barry is the Rector of St. Benedict Anglican Church San Antonio, Texas, and the Minister General of the Society of St. Benedict. He was ordained in April 2015 as a deacon and ordered as a priest in September 2017. A native San Antonian and Air Force Veteran, Father Barry graduated from Churchill High School, Wayland Baptist University, and Regent University School of Divinity. He is married to the former Tracy Maunsell and they have one daughter and four sons.

Our Beliefs

MISSION STATEMENT

We are a fellowship of Christian believers whose mission is to make disciples of all nations by preaching the Biblical Gospel, teaching God’s Word faithfully, and supporting one another in the mission and ministry of the Church to the glory of God alone.

TRINITARIAN

We are focused on our Triune God, relying on Him, walking in wholehearted devotion to Him, knowing Him, delighting in Him, and enjoying Him forever. Exalting and proclaiming Him, we depend on Him for the integrity of our Christian lives, witness, and ministry.

CHRIST-CENTERED

Christians are accounted righteous before God only by the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (perfect God and perfect Man) and through faith in Him – not through any works or deserving (Eph 2:8-9). The Christian belief system is grounded in those formational historical events of the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Christ.

BIBLICAL

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God and our primary authority for faith and morals (2 Tim 3:16-17). We are Bible-driven and, hence, committed to expounding the Bible with Biblical delight, wholeheartedly walking in the way of God’s Word, and continually preaching it to ourselves and to others. We desire to do everything in a Biblical manner and through Biblical means. We are called to lives of holiness, faithfulness, and obedience to God’s Word.

HISTORIC ANGLICANISM

We trace our identity to the 16th century English Reformation that valued the Apostolic faith expressed in Holy Scripture, summarized in the Creeds, celebrated in the dominical Sacraments, and preserved by the traditional Anglican formularies.

MISSIONARY

We will equip Anglican Christians to live as beacons of hope and light in their workplaces, neighborhoods, and families, and to plant new churches with special focus on extending the love of God to growing ethnic populations. We are Gospel-motivated and eager to organize our lives and ministries around Jesus’s mission (Matt 28:18-20), proclaiming the objective Biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ to non-Christians for their conversion, and proclaiming the objective Biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ to Christians for their growth. We will make “disciple-making” disciples of Jesus.

LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

The primary venue for living and sharing the Christian life is the local congregation. The local congregation, therefore, must be committed to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. The function of the Diocese is to provide direction, support, and encouragement to local congregations, discern opportunities for new churches, and ensure that God’s Word is faithfully preached, practiced, and taught. It is also the godly responsibility of local congregations to connect and share resources with other congregations, and to support the Diocese.

GENEROSITY

In our shared commitment to strengthen Christian witness, our Anglican identity, episcopal bonds, and presence in the world, each parishioner and each local congregation is encouraged (indeed, exhorted!) to give generously, joyfully, and sacrificially, with the understanding that everything we have is a gift from God (2 Cor 9:7).

We Believe in the Power of Prayer

Let Us Pray for You

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Mt 28:18–20.

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