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A Brief History of Holy Trinity Anglican Church

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 and bishop.

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.

We celebrated our 10th anniversary on Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015.