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Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
20 Summer Street
P.O. Box 418
Charlestown, NH 03603

Mission, Vision, Values


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Alleluia, Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.


Clergy, Staff, & Leadership

The Most Rev. Dr. Brian R. Marsh, Bishop Ordinary & Rector

The Rev. David W. Moody
The Rev. Arthur Bennett


Senior Warden: Allan McLane
Junior Warden: Phil Turner
Secretary: The Rev. David W. Moody
Treasurer: John Ilves

Parochial Ministry

Organist: position vacant
Sunday School: Jeanne Moody
Web: Bonnie Turner


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Fort at No. 4 

St. Luke's Camp

Fall Mountain Food Shelf

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study (The Good Shepherd and sheep in Scripture)
6:00 p.m. Bible Study (New Testament letters)

Tending to the work of the Church


10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Bible Study

Saturday, Sept. 8, Men’s Morning
8:00 a.m. Charlestown Community Room

Saturday, 29, St. Michael and All Angels
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Blessing of the Badges, Charlestown Public Safety Building

Last Sunday of each month:
Monthly Food In-Gathering for the benefit of the Fall Mountain Food Shelf


Sunday services at Fort at No. 4
Charlestown, NH
12:30 p.m. Morning Prayer (1662 Book of Common Prayer)
Services are held each Sunday at the Fort from mid-May until the end of October

Morning Prayer at the Fort
Morning Prayer at the Fort
Services will be held most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. from mid-May until October using the Order of Morning Prayer from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Depending upon events taking place at the Fort, the times of services may change. Please check the calendar above for the services to be held each month.


For questions or concerns
Contact Rev. David Moody


As we enter the Fall season, we mark the end of Summer by the Autumnal Equinox, which occurs this year on September 22. An astronomical event, it marks the beginning of Autumn. On September 22, the sun will stand directly over the equator, and the hours of daylight and night will be equal. Thereafter, the days get shorter and the nights longer as we approach the Winter Solstice on December 21.

In the early evening this month you can see the constellation Boötes, the herdsman, upright in the western sky. This constellation contains Arcturus, the brightest star in the northern sky that shines with a distinctly reddish tint. These astronomical events told our ancestors that it was time for harvest and to prepare for the coming winter.

In Genesis (1:14) we read: "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years…."

Another way we mark the passage of time is by celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. On birthdays we give thanks for another year of our existence on this earth, time granted to us by our Creator. We are reminded that we should use this time wisely and be good stewards of the gifts and blessings that God has bestowed on us.

Jen's Birthday
At Good Shepherd, we celebrate birthdays by reading a prayer from the Book of Common Prayer during the Sunday service: “Watch over thy child, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be, keeping him unspotted from the world. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discourage or sorrowful; raise him up, if he fall; and in his heart may thy peace which passeth all understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. This is followed with a little celebration at coffee hour after the service to mark the event. Observing the signs in the sky and marking life’s annual events keep us in touch with the universe and allow us to share God’s love for us with our neighbors.

James Birthday

On Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. Fr. Art Bennett will bless and distribute St. Michael and All Angels medals to personnel serving on the police and fire departments and ambulance squads of Charlestown and other local communities. Please join us and other Charlestown clergy in showing your support of these neighbors who daily risk their lives to rescue and protect us. Light refreshments will be served.

Take a few minutes some evening this month to see if you can find Arcturus in the western sky and marvel at the handiwork of God the Creator. May the peace which passeth all understanding abide in your hearts.
Men's Meeting
Charlestown Community Room

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Good Shepherd is a parish of the Diocese of the Northeast, The Anglican Church in America
The Diocesan Shield

The Diocesan Shield


The Shield of the Diocese of the Northeast of the Anglican Church in America consists of the red Cross of St. George on the white shield, calling to mind the Anglican heritage of the Diocese. In the left quadrant is an Evergreen Tree, sturdy and resilient, even amidst the harshness of winter. A Pastoral Staff intersects the Cross of St. George, slightly bent, the Staff is in movement telling of the continuous growth of the Diocese of the Northeast. Crowning the shield is the Pontifical Mitre, jeweled and ornamented, as a sign of joy. The color of the Mitre is predominantly blue, symbolic of contemplation and wisdom, and in honor of St. Mary.