God Loves you. No exceptions – The Episcopal Church
We are located at 1802 Abercorn Street Savannah, Georgia 31401, on the south-east corner of 34th & Abercorn Streets. Parish Office hours are kept Monday through Thursday, 9am-3pm. You may call us at 912.232.0274.
On Sundays, Mass is said at 8 a.m. and sung at 10 a.m., it is in Spanish at 12:15 p.m. and it is contemplative at 6:30 p.m. We offer a host of other worship opportunities, just click on the Weekly Mass Schedule link to learn more.
This past Sunday we celebrated the retirement of Tony Chancey by giving thanks for the more than 25 years that his musical talent has inspired reverence and joy in the praise and worship of St. Paul’s. Before the Offertory Tony announced that the hymn to follow summed up the vision of his ministry in this place –
When in our music God is glorified,
and adoration leaves no room for pride,
it is as though the whole creation cried
How often, making music, we have found
a new dimension in the world of sound,
as worship moved us to a more profound
So has the Church, in liturgy and song,
in faith and love, through centuries of wrong,
borne witness to the truth in every tongue, Alleluia!
And did not Jesus sing a psalm that night
when utmost evil strove against the Light?
Then let us sing, for whom he won the fight,
Let every instrument be tuned for praise!
Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!
And may God give us faith to sing always
F.Pratt Green to the tune Engelburg by C.V. Stanford
In recognition of the mutually sustaining relationship between musician and worshiping community God has given us we are establishing the Tony L. Chancey Music Fund as a permanent addition to the Centennial Fund (our Endowment) to honor the rare and wonderful gift in which it has been our honor to participate. At this date we have pledges for more than $5,000. If you would like to add to this amount please make you checks to St. Paul’s and mark them in the memo line – Chancey Music Fund. In this way we hope to have funds available which will support the kind of musical outreach and vision that has become integral to our ministry under Tony’s leadership as Director of Music. WWIII
St. Paul’s is a parish serving Savannah and the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in the fullness of the Catholic and Reformed faith of the Anglican Communion since 1852. As a Collegiate Church we are a Parish that maintains a cooperative model of ministry which employs the many capabilities of the Baptized in the pursuit of God’s Mission. In particular we are home to a community of priests and religious that maintains the classic round of worship commended by the Book of Common Prayer. This includes the public recitation of the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer and the complete round of Eucharistic celebrations, recommended by the Prayer Book Calendar and Lesser Feasts and Fasts. Furthermore, we provide extra opportunities for the celebration of the Eucharist in the observance of Feast Days of our Lord.
Besides the College of Priests that serve our Altars and call St. Paul’s home, six members of the Parish belong to three religious communities; including the Oratory of the Good Shepherd and two Benedictine Fellowships: the Community of St. Joseph and the Episcopal Community of St. Benedict.
Established as the first Free Pew Parish in Savannah, St. Paul’s has attempted for 162 years to live into the sacramental and evangelistic implications of the recovery and continuing formation of Catholic tradition in the Episcopal Church.
We are Children of God committed to deepening our discipleship, adopting the Episcopal Church as the spiritual home where we live into the challenges of the Christian faith. We see the diversity of our religious histories, interests and cultures as one of our strengths as a parish family. Primarily we are here because we find Jesus Christ in our worship, in our fellowship and in our ministry and service to others.
“How to Talk to Your Children About God”
In his article in the June 28th issue of The Living Church “Google or God? Both”, Jake Dell states that “We all do it. When looking for information, we use Google. It is no wonder then, that when people have questions about God, many no longer turn to a priest, but instead search for answers online.” The problem is that more often than not, the answers one finds may have little or nothing to do with the teachings of The Episcopal Church. One resource is a free, downloadable guide called “How to Talk to Your Children About God”. We encourage parents, and anyone else who is interested, to download the guide as a helpful resource.