Vicar- Rev. Fr. LeRoy "Chris" Gardner, SSA, SM, SSM
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Cell (843) 540-4508.
We are a traditional episcopal parish of the Diocese of the Eastern United States in the Anglican Province of America dedicated to the doctrine, discipline and worship of traditional Anglicanism. We proclaim the unchanging historic faith of the Church. We believe in the authority of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the authentic record of God's revelation of Himself. We use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer for all of our worship services. Our vision and hope for our worship and ministry at Anglican Church of the Redeemer is that it will be thoroughly Christian, Anglican and Spiritfilled.
VISION: To be a community of faith expressing the life and communion of the holy Trinity in the historic Anglican tradition
MISSION: To bring people to Jesus Christ and to incorporate them into the community of faith through our historic Anglican tradition
The Anglican Church of the Redeemer is a parish of the Diocese of the Eastern United States, Anglican Province of America, part of the historic Holy Catholic Church, tracing its teachings and ministry to the early Apostolic Church. It is part of the worldwide Continuing Anglican Movement.
The Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina was established on June 9, 1980 by the Rev. John T. Harrison, a retired Episcopal priest of the Diocese of Georgia, as a continuing Episcopal Church. The Church of the Redeemer became affiliated with the Diocese of the Eastern United States of the American Episcopal Church (AEC) and on May 14, 1991. The Rev. Dr. Robert E.H. Peeples was licensed to officiate by the Right Reverend Walter H. Grundorf, D.D., Bishop Suffragan of the Eastern United States. The Church of the Redeemer has faithfully worshipped the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Ghost, every Sunday since its establishment in 1980 in various accomodations until March 21, 2000, when its permanent home was purchased at 1 Mathews Dr, Suite 101, Mathews Pointe North Complex (Corner of Beach City Rd and Matthews Drive), Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. This is the location where we are currently worshipping. Fr. Peeples officially retired on June 5, 2016 and passed from death to eternal life on August 2, 2017 at NHC Healthcare, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Fr. LeRoy Chris Gardner, SSA, SM was licensed to officiate by the Most Reverend Walter H. Grundorf in December 2008. Fr. Chris was previously Congregational Deacon at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (ELCA), Gainesville, FL, Synodical Deacon at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, Tampa, FL, Archdeacon for Florida Bahamas Synod Synodical Diaconate Program, ELCA, Tampa, FL, Curate at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Riverview, FL in the greater Tampa Bay, FL area, and Assistant Vicar at Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Hilton Head Island, SC. Fr. Chris was appointed as Vicar of Anglican Church of the Redeemer by The Most Rev. Walter H. Grundorf, Bishop Ordinary of the Eastern United States on June 5, 2016.
The Church of the Redeemer was incorporated as Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Inc. and is under the jurisdiction of the Anglican Province of America (APA) with the Most Rev. Walter H. Grundorf as the Presiding Bishop of the APA and the Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States.
Bishop Grundorf officially retired as the Presiding Bishop of the APA and Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Eastern United States on July 23, 2021 and Bishop Chandler Holder Jones was installed and enthroned as the new Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Eastern United States and Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America (APA)
Most Rev. Chandler Holder Jones, SSC
Presiding Bishop of the APA
Bishop Ordinary, DEUS