Holy Trinity Anglican Church began as an Anglican fellowship in the Spring of
2005 by lay persons seeking to establish a more faithful Anglican and
Christian witness in the Fernandina Beach area. Early places of worship were
members' homes and a funeral chapel. Becoming part of the Reformed
Episcopal Church, we called our first Rector, The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay,
whose service began on the first Sunday of Advent, 2007.
As we grew, and thanks to the notable generosity of two families, we were
able to acquire land and build our own parish church in the Amelia Park
neighborhood. Worship began in the new building on November 16, 2008 and
the following week it was consecrated by The Right Rev. Royal Grote, Jr.
of the Diocese of Mid-America, Reformed Episcopal Church.
On May 1, 2011 the parish and Fr. Bowhay were received into the Anglican
Province of America by Bishop Walter Grundorf. Because of geography, this has
served to give us a closer and more practical relationship with our diocese
Towards the end of 2012, work was completed on Scott-King Hall, our parish
hall, which includes Sunday school and administrative spaces. Consecration
took place on Epiphany 2013.
Following the announced retriement of Fr. Bowhay in March of 2013, a search
committee was formed and a search process was undertaken by the committee and
the members of the Vestry. In May, following unanimous votes of both the
search committee and the Vestry, Fr. Bradley S. Cunningham was called to
become our Rector. Fr. Cunningham began his ministry at Holy Trinity on
June 1, 2013.