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Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Charlestown, NH
Historical Worship Services at The Fort at No. 4
Morning Prayer services (1662 Prayer Book) at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday from May until October

Services according to mid-eighteenth century Church of England usage are held Sundays at the Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, New Hampshire, during the summer and fall. Sermons will be drawn from the Great Homilies of the Elizabethan period, which were preached throughout the 17th and 18th centuries and occasionally later.

The Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd collaborates with the Fort at No. 4 to hold Morning Prayer following the order of worship used during the 17th and 18th centuries, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

For more information about the schedule of activities at the fort see The Fort at No. 4 .

Photos of the Revolutionary War Encampment 2012

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The Morning Prayer service is ready to begin.

 

The parson's wife enjoys the sun.

The parson's wife enjoys the sun.

Meditation before the Morning Prayer service.

Meditation before the Morning Prayer service.

 

Parson Moody rings the bell as a call to worship.

Parson Moody rings the bell as a call to worship.

Visitors pose with Parson Moody and his wife after the service.

  Images from our Morning Prayer Service on Rogation Sunday, 2014, at the Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH
2013 Photos

 

Hastings House Entrance

Enter the Fort through the Admissions building and you will be directed to Morning Prayer services in the Hastings House.

 

The Rev. Mr. David Moody from the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Charlestown will be conducting the services.

Deacon David conducts the Morning Prayer services in period costume.

Hastings House serves as the chapel for services.   The simple altar at the Morning Prayer service.
                                                                                                                                 The altar and worship area at Fort No. 4. set for Morning Prayer.
Deacon Moody  

In the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution, the Church of England prospered in the colonies as it enjoyed the advantage of being the established, state-supported church. In the northeast, churches of note were Trinity Church in New York, Old North Church and King's Chapel in Boston, and St. John's Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The Church of England was founded when Henry VIII broke with the Roman Catholic Church because the pope refused to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. The king merely intended to supplant the pope as head of the English Church—not to remodel it along the lines wanted by Protestant reformers. Some reforms did take place under Henry's successors but not to the extent that the Puritans would have liked. In many ways the Church of England continued to bear a close resemblance to the Church of Rome. In the 18th century, theology was also strongly influenced by Eastern Orthodoxy. Like Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy, Anglicanism has a liturgical religious tradition. Public worship follows a formal devotional regimen as well as observation of saints' days and other holy days. In modern Anglican churches, worship services range from a simple Protestant style to elaborate Catholic ceremonial.

Read more about the history of the fort.
The Fort at No. 4  

Stockade Fencing

The impressive stockade fencing surrounding the fort.

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