History

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Holy Trinity Anglican church was founded in May 1999 by four families, as an independent congregation, and shortly thereafter was admitted to the Reformed Episcopal Church.  Rev Dr. Mark Quay was called as the first priest and we began to conduct services in the homes of our families.  After a period of time, we finally found a location for worship services at Laclede Groves Care Center.  In 2000 Dr. Quay accepted a faculty position at Cranmer Theological House and Fr. John Leal was called as priest.  While Fr. Leal was with us the congregation was catechized and began to learn what it meant to be an “Anglican” parish.  In the summer of 2003 Rev. John Leal accepted a position elsewhere, and the Rev. Dr. Kurt Henle was called from his parish in Arkansas.  Dr. Henle is a master organist, and under his direction the music program was recreated and upgraded.  In 2003 Holy Trinity moved to its current location on S. Elm Ave. in Webster Groves MO,  and began to grow in membership.  Several years ago Dr. Henle accepted a church plant position in northern Michigan, and in 2009 the Ven. Dr. Douglas Mills was called as our new priest from his position as headmaster of a Christian school and priest of Christ Covenant Anglican Church in East Tennessee. With Dr. Mills we have enjoyed growing relationships with churches, priests and bishops from the Reformed Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church in North America, as well as some from the African continent.