Who We Are
We are a casual, informal group of believers, who agree that all things come from God. In that knowledge we seek to manifest the love of Christ through worship, justice and community, and to invite all children of God into our communion.
Where We Come From
St. Anne’s broke ground on Fairlawn Drive on August 7, 1966. It was during the Civil Rights Movement that the mission church was intentionally created as a racially integrated church in one of the most segregated cities in the United States at that time. Bishop Thomas Fraser assured that this would be a different kind of Episcopal church when he invited members from Winston Salem’s three existing parishes to leave their churches and lead a new mission church, St. Anne’s.
St. Anne’s willingness to try something new, to be the first to give shape to emerging ideas, and to respond to rising needs, continues today.
Where We Are Headed
Videos of parishioner statements about where we are headed???
We Would Love to Hear From You
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Giving to Others
Our call to action is an ongoing and multifaceted opportunity at St. Anne’s. We serve our immediate church, our neighborhood community, the Diocese of North Carolina and the wider Episcopal church. How do you choose to respond to the love of God in this beautiful and broken world? More information about opportunities to volunteer and donate financial support is at our “Stewardship” page.
St. Anne’s is a reconciling, affirming, and inclusive Christian community welcoming all of God’s children. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we.
–The Rev. Ginny Wilder, Rector
The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church is a Christian church. We are bound together by the love of God, rather than shared positions of doctrine or politics. The beloved community is reflected in shared worship, inclusive of all people.
In the Episcopal Church critical thought, struggle, and difficult questions are not considered a threat to the faith, but an opportunity to deepen the spiritual life. To this end, the Episcopal Church welcomes a range of theological perspectives.
St. Anne’s Church enthusiastically embraces the inclusivity of the canons and constitutions of the Episcopal Church:
- The Episcopal Church recognizes its complicity in the evil of racism and is committed to eradicating racism within the Church and the world.
- Women and men share equal worth and dignity in the Episcopal Church. Women serve in all orders of ministry, including the priesthood, and the office of bishop.
- LGBTQ persons are full and equal members in the Episcopal Church. LGBTQ persons serve in all orders of ministry, including the priesthood, and the office of bishop.
- To learn more, please visit the official website of the Episcopal Church.
- The Episcopal Diocese of NC