Anglican Church of the Valley
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The Anglican Church of the Valley holds regular Sunday worship services at the Temple House of Israel, 15 North Market Street, in Staunton, Virginia.

David D. Reed Ordained As Deacon

Bishop Ordains Reed At Special January 11 Service

David Reed OrdinationDavid D. Reed of Staunton was ordained into the Deaconate of the Anglican Church in North America January 11 at the Anglican Church of the Valley by the Rt. Rev. John A. M. Guernsey, Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic.

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 Reed was pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Staunton until his retirement in 2008.  He later served as Executive Director of the Valley Mission for two and a half years.


After serving in the U. S. Navy, Reed was ordained as a United Methodist pastor in 1974, but returned to the U. S. Navy as a Chaplain in 1981. He retired from the Navy in 1998 with 21 years of service and was named Director of the Wesley Foundation at Old Dominion University.  He was appointed Pastor of Staunton’s Central United Methodist Church in 2001.

Reed is married to Deborah McBride Reed and they have three children and four grandchildren.


In the Anglican Church, a Deacon assists the Priest in the worship service, especially in the administration of Holy Communion.  He also may lead prayer, read the Gospel at services and provide instruction in the church’s Catechism or beliefs.  In the Anglican Church, as in the earliest Christian churches, the Deacon also works with the church membership in seeking and helping the sick, the poor, and the helpless. 


Although there are many who choose the Deaconate as a career, the position is also a first step for those seeking ordination to the priesthood.  Reed has indicated he will later seek such ordination.


10:00 a.m. - Scripture Study & Discussion
11:00 a.m. - Holy Communion Service
Clergy: The Rev. Gary Way        
The Rev. Dr. Bobb Fickley
The Rev. Dr. Ed Hollowell

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The Anglican Church of the Valley is a Bible-based, protestant Christian church that continues the faith, liturgy and traditions of the Anglican Communion, a worldwide group of churches with roots in the Church of England.  It is a member of the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America. We use the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.

Any Anglican Church can be a bit confusing at first – to those not familiar with it and its ancient traditions. It is a firmly Scripture-based church that uses traditional – and, we think, beautiful – services that not only unite us in worship, but guide us to new insights and understanding. Our services are described in detail in the Book of Common Prayer, a traditional service book that makes it easy for even a newcomer to fully participate.

We love our faith, our church and our services, and we would love to share them with you. You’ll find we are not pushy or strident, we simply care.

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