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St. Andrews Anglican Church, Mexico

St. Andrews Anglican Church

Church is located on the north shore of Lake Chapala, Jalisco. This area is said to have the best climate in the Western Hemisphere: it is Spring-like all year ‘round. In this idyllic setting, the area’s first Episcopalians established a mission in 1954.

Since that time the congregation has experienced steady growth, reflected in our current physical plant and in the host of outreach and mission activities for which St, Andrew’s is locally renowned. Through the years, St. Andrew’s has evolved into its present status as a parish of the Anglican Diocese of Western Mexico—a constituent of the world-wide Anglican Communion— serving a retirement, vacation, and resort area that includes about 20,000 Canadians, Americans, and others during the “high” season. Our physical plant has also grown, so that in addition to the primary worship space seating around 150, there is a new kitchen, rector’s office and choir rehearsal facility, a rectory, a garden and columbarium, a small parking lot, and an all-purpose hall.


Eighty percent of the congregation are between the ages of 50 and 80, with many parishioners in married or committed relationships. Most are retired, and many participate in a wide range of activities and volunteer positions, both in the church and in the community. Worshippers come from many denominational backgrounds. Ninety percent of our members are equally divided between Canadian and American. Average adult Sunday attendance ranges from 70 in the summer to 120 in the winter since many of our seasonal members are “snow birds” who also have a home parish in Canada or the United States.


  

St. Andrew’s stands in the middle ground of liturgical practice

familiar to Canadian Anglicans and U.S. Episcopalians.

St. Andrew’s welcomes all worshipers to Christ’s table for communion.

A significant number of our members are LGBT


Contact Us:

 

Church Office:  Calle San Lucas #19, Riberas del Pilar, Chapala

Church Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM - 12 Noon

Mailing Address: APDO 191, Chapala, Jalisco 45900 Mexico

Church Telephone: +52 (376) 765-3926

E-Mail: standrewsparishlakeside@gmail.com

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St. Andrew’s welcomes all family, members, guests, and visitors to all services.

                                                                                                  

             *************************************************************                                    Sunday Service will be held at 10:00 a.m.

              Coffee Hour in the Church garden will be held after the 10:00 service            

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Primate: The Rt. Rev. Francisco Manuel Moreno

Bishop of Western Mexico: Obispo Ricardo Joel Gómez Osnaya


Interim Rector: Rev. Dr. James R. "Jim" Priddy 

Deacon: The Rev. Deacon Donald Snell


Clergy Associate: TBD

Clergy Associate: TBD


Minister of Music: Timothy G. Ruff Welch


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More information for Newcomers

Check out St. Andrew's Facebook Page


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Calle San Lucas #19, Riberas del Pilar
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-12pm
Calle San Lucas #19, Riberas del Pilar Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-12pm

Parish Information

History of The Anglican Church

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St. Andrew’s Anglican Church stands in the middle ground of liturgical practice familiar to the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church of the USA.

Introduction to Worship in The Anglican Church

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The Anglican Church in Mexico is a "province" of the world-wide Anglican Communion- a fellowship of many churches including the Church of England, The Anglican Church of Canada and the episcopal Church USA.

Becoming a Member at St. Andrew's Anglican Church

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 Any baptized member of the Worldwide Anglican Communion who is a permanent or seasonal resident in the Lakeside area is  automatically a member.