St Matthew's Episcopal Church, McMinnville Tennessee
Welcomes you!
105 Edgewood Avenue, McMinnville, TN 37110
105 Edgewood Avenue, McMinnville, TN 37110

Who are we?

People like you. Christians. “God-fearers.” Men and women convinced by the evidence for the existence of Jesus the Nazarene, and persuaded of his extraordinary claims by the astonishing miracles he was able to perform and the amazing difference he still makes today.

Specifically, we’re a “mission” of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. Huh? An outpost of the "Anglican" movement in the heart of the Bible-belt: we represent a venerable, tried n’ tested blend of diverse elements developed in the High Middle Ages by the very first English-speaking “evangelicals” – translators and scholars of the Bible who felt drawn to separate themselves from a foreign-controlled church that had abandoned its calling: to be a “light” in the world; a place of transformation. Of “salvation.” This is what we aspire to be. Join us.



 

When?

Sundays
@10:00
We usually have Bible-study at 0900 followed by worship at 1000 on Sunday mornings. There are extra gatherings at Christmas and during Easter, when we come together to commemorate especially momentous events like Jesus’ birth, execution and his defeat of death. – Wait, he did what? Yup. And we've reliable eye-witness testimony that once he’d done that, he disappeared into the heavens, promising to share his power-to-change-lives with you and me. Come and learn more.

Christmas 2019

Dec. 4th, 11th & 18th 1900 Rite I Holy Communion A more subdued, meditative, ancient service in Tudor English, using the King James translation.
22nd 1700 The “Nativity Service” A re-enactment by children of the captivating story of Jesus’ birth, interspersed by our most loved carols.
24th 2330 Midnight “Mass” A beautiful candle-lit celebration with incense.
25th 1000 Christmas Day! Join us for a brief but joyful start to your festivities on the special day.
26th 1800 St. Stephen’s Day A celebration of the Holy Eucharist to commemorate the Church’s first martyr.
Jan. 6th 1800 A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist for the Feast of Epiphany A celebration of the Holy Eucharist to commemorate the traditional arrival of the Magi, followed by mulled wine and cookies.

 

 

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Further ahead: Lent 2020

Join us in the Spring as we explore the meaning of being in but not of the world.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGeQ1eUOwYI

Our "Vicar"

Father Ben Randall - St Matthew's Church McMinnville Tennessee– that’s a funny word from the Old World. It means “over-seer” or "pastor." But we call him: “Fr. Ben.”

Born in Cambridge (U.K.), he also studied “God-stuff” at the university in that city. Married and a dad; DC comics fan; follow him on twitter @rev_b_randall. You can read his sermons here.