Published Saturday, February 09, 2013
From Staff Reports
Members of the congregation at All Saints Anglican Church are looking forward to being in their new home.
The Peachtree City church has held a Blessing and Dedication ceremony for their land, which is slated to become the site of a new church and campus. The event took place onsite at 149 Ebenezer Rd. near Highway 54 in Fayette County.
The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Michael Fry, the Rev. Ray Greiner and Bishop David Anderson. Anderson “was instrumental in the church’s founding,” according to Rob Rothley, public relations committee chair at All Saints.
The facility will be 12,000-square-feet and will feature a 280-person sanctuary, separate chapel and a fellowship hall – as well as multiple classrooms. The existing house on the property will be converted into offices, meeting rooms and administrative space.
“A series of covered walkways will give the completed church a cloistered look,” Rothley said.
During the ceremony, Fry, the church’s rector, explained the origins and purpose of All Saints. The church was founded in 2007.
“He described it as Biblical and Apostolic – Biblical in that the Bible is the ultimate standard of the Anglican faith and Apostolic since the Anglican roots lie in the faith and practice of early Christians,” Rothley said.
Anglicanism is a tradition within Christianity comprising churches with historical connections to the Church of England or similar beliefs and worship.
“Anglican churches comprise the third-largest group of Christian churches in the world,” Rothley said.
Fry expressed the hope that with the Lord’s help, the facility will attract new members to worship with the current congregation.
Rothley said All Saints’ members “are excited about establishing a permanent location from which to pursue the Lord’s work and touch the entire community.”
All Saints now meets in a temporary location at 225 S. Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. The dedication ceremony took place on the afternoon of Oct. 7.