Welcome to The Diocese of the Great Lakes
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH
2415 McCann Road
Hastings, MI 49058
Staff / Leaders
|Bishop Ordinary ||Rt. Rev. David Thomas Hustwick|
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|Previous Bishops ||Rt. Rev. Julius A. Neeser 1998-2002 Dec'd|
| ||Rt. Rev. Jackson D. Worsham Jr. 2002-04 Bishop Emeritus|
|Suffragan Bishop ||Rt. Rev. John M. Pafford|
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|Standing Committee: ||Mr Robert Huebner II|
|Chmn., Lay Ministries Comm: ||Mr Ron Knight|
|Chmn., Interchurch Relations: ||Bishop J. M. Pafford|
|Canada: ||Rev Richard Sorfleet|
A History of the Diocese
The Diocese was established in 1998 when the bishops of Ontario and the Missionary District of the USA, formerly part of the Anglican Church of North America, approved the merger of their jurisdictions to create a new "Diocese of the Great Lakes" for Eastern Canada and the neighboring American states. At that time, it consisted of seven clergy assigned to five parishes or missions in Michigan, the greater Toronto area, Niagara Falls ON, and Southwestern Canada. It later became a member of the Anglican Church, Inc. prior to the dissolution of that body.
Clergy and/or parishes are currently located in Michigan and Ontario.
The Diocese works with a number of other Continuing Anglican churches in the USA. Formal agreements exist between the DGL and: 1) the Anglican Episcopal Church, a fellow member of the NORTH AMERICAN ANGLICAN CONFERENCE (amity and cooperation), and 2) the United Episcopal Church of North America (intercommunion).
By its Constitution, the Diocese is a non-geographical jurisdiction.
Worship in the Diocese of the Great Lakes:
Sts. Andrew and Matthias Independent Anglican Church, Hastings (Village of Irving), MI -- Bishop Hustwick
Alternate website for Sts. Andrew and Matthias
Carveth Village Chapel, Middleville, MI
Chapel at Thornapple Manor, Hastings, MI
All Saints, Battle Creek, MI
Holy Gospel Independent Anglican Church, Stanton, MI -- The Rev. Todd Hadley
Beliefs and Practices
The Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes accepts and affirms the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion in their original meaning, uses the King James Version of Scripture for corporate worship, and keeps to the Apostolic practice of men only being ordained as deacons, priests, and bishops. By the Diocese's Constitution, the Scriptures are considered to be the inerrant Word of God. The versions of the historic Book of Common Prayer authorized for use are the 1928 US and the 1962 Canadian editions.
The Diocese is not a party to the Charismatic or Ecumenical Movements; and it is not in any way related to any other church body using the same name. The Diocese of the Great Lakes is descended from the Church of England, not from the Episcopal Church in the USA.
NORTH AMERICAN ANGLICAN CONFERENCE
An Agreement of Cooperation between Biblical Anglican Jurisdictions
Whereas Traditional, Orthodox Christianity has been promulgated for centuries by the Anglican Churches dispersed throughout the world, and
Whereas deterioration of theology, worship, evangelism, morality and tradition has plagued much of liberal Protestantism, including many of the Anglican bodies, and
Whereas much of the afore-mentioned deterioration can be traced directly to an abandonment of Holy Scripture, noncompliance to the rubrics and spirit of the orthodox Book of Common Prayer in its 1928 American and 1962 Canadian editions, and rejection of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, and
Whereas it is beneficial that faithful Biblically-based Anglican bodies lend aid to one another for their mutual self-interests as well as to advance the Kingdom of God,
BE IT RESOLVED THAT
We, the undersigned bishops and clergy pledge our mutual support and cooperation in areas which may be desirable. These might include, but are not limited to the following:
(1) Joining together for fellowship between our bishops, clergy, and laity;
(2) Joining together for the transmission of Holy Orders, especially for the Episcopate;
(3) Joining together in support of Theological Education;
(4) Joining together in support of Evangelism.
This agreement in no way should be construed to lead to an organic union between our respective jurisdictions. We affix our signatures in recognition of our determination to lend support to our respective ministries and to advance Christ’s Kingdom.
(Signed) The presiding bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church and the bishops of the Diocese of the Great Lakes (2008). The Anglican Diocese of Texas petitioned for membership in 2010.
The Diocese of the Great Lakes is associated with: Anglican
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