Anglican Church of the Valley holds regular Sunday worship
services at the Temple House of Israel, 15 North Market
Street, in Staunton, Virginia.
D. Reed Ordained As Deacon
Bishop Ordains Reed At
Special January 11 Service
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.
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.
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Scripture Study & Discussion
11:00 a.m. - Holy Communion Service
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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
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