St. Andrew's Reformed Episcopal Church was founded in Appomattox, Virginia, in the year of 2003. The Reformed Episcopal Church, is a Biblical traditional witness since 1873.
The Reformed Episcopal Church
The Reformed Episcopal Church was founded in 1873 when Bishop George David Cummings, a Bishop in Kentucky of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and some other clergy of the Old Protestant Episcopal Church, saw the rise of teachings in the church that were at variance with the teaching of scripture.
The REC is a return to the fundamental teachings of scripture in the context of a church that is historically and continuously connected with the church established by Christ, maintained by the Apostles and their successor, through the period of the Roman Empire, the fall of Rome, the dark ages, the mediaeval period, the Protestant Reformation, and even these modern times.
The REC affirms the Bible, the word of God, as containing all things necessary for salvation. The scriptures of the Old and New Testament are authoritative over all else in this world.
Additionally, we confess our faith with the three ancient creeds of the Church; the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, as substantive and correct statements of doctrine taught in the scriptures. The clergy of this church acceded to the 39 Articles of Religion of the Church of England 1571, as received by the American church in 1801, and the historic Book of Common Prayer.
As we hold to historic confessions of faith, we also hold to historic biblical standards of morality. The privilege of the marriage bed is reserved exclusively for those who are joined in matrimony wherein a man and a woman, being responsible adults, become husband and wife. Further, as all humans are created in the image of God, this church rejects the idea that children yet to be born have a diminished right to life.
The Ten Commandments are morally binding upon all people of God. Salvation of the eternal soul is only through the person and work of Christ.
The Two Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper (or Holy Communion) are outward and visible signs of an inward grace given. The Holy Communion as celebrated by this church is open to all who profess faith in the person of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.
Our Mission Statement
To go into the world as traditional Anglicans bringing people into communion with Jesus Christ.
We participate in many outreach programs such as Samaritan's Purse - sending Christmas shoe boxes to needy children, providing Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, taking on families in need for Christmas and stocking a community food pantry. As a part of the larger Christian community, we jointly sponsor the performance of "Messiah" by the Appomattox Community Choral at Liberty Baptist Church in Appomattox, host the Wednesday Lenten Community Services and participate in all Holy Week Services, including the Sunrise Easter Service at the Appomattox National Historical Park.
We are most committed to the mission of providing the community with an excellent, classical Christian school - Appomattox Christian Academy (ACA). Our goal is to continue to grow the student body (Preschool through 12th grade). We boast small class sizes, with individualized instruction, passionate, classically-trained teachers and a modern 17,000 square foot facility on 6.5 acres. Our diverse student body and faculty represent many different local church congregations from Amherst, Farmville, Campbell County, Prince Edward County, Appomattox, and Lynchburg.
Appomattox Christian Academy received accreditation from the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) in January 2017. Visit ACCS to LEARN MORE.
We continue to positively affect the lives of children, many of who come to know the Gospel through their experiences at ACA. Visit AppomattoxChristianAcademy.com for more information. Call (434) 352-7373 to LEARN MORE!