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St. Peter & Paul, Charlton celebrate in the tradition of the Anglo Catholics.
The term Anglo Catholic was first used in some of the writings of leaders of the Oxford Movement who wished to demonstrate the historical continuity of the English (Anglican) Church with Catholic Christianity. In addition to stressing Catholic elements in worship and theology, Anglo-Catholics have worked amongst the poor and unchurched and have attempted to renew the Church. Although their beliefs and activities have often been opposed by Anglican Evangelicals, who stress the Protestant heritage of Anglicanism, Anglo-Catholics have continued to be an important force within the Anglican Communion.
Anglo-Catholics are sometimes called high churchmen, in that they give a "high' place to the importance of the episcopal form of church government, the sacraments and liturgical worship. The term High Church was first used about the end of the 17th century to express this particular emphasis within the Church of England. Historically, however, High Church attitudes, like Low Church (Evangelical) attitudes, were evident with the Church of England from the time of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). The Oxford Movement and Anglo-Catholicism renewed this emphasis within Anglicanism.
Come along and share with us the wonder of God one Sunday.
St Alphege Road
Our Church meets every Sunday at 8am and 10am for our Sunday Services. Its a good idea to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.
We meet at:
You can see a map on our contact us page.
What should I expect when I visit the church?
You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be approximately 45 mins of singing with opportunity for church members to pray or read a passage from the bible. After the notices there will be a preach from one of the leaders at the Church with a chance to respond at the end of the service.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.
Please feel free to contact us.
If you want to know who works in the church, check out our Staff and Leadership page.