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Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
20 Summer Street
P.O. Box 418
Charlestown, NH 03603

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Clergy, Staff, & Leadership

The Most Rev. Dr. Brian R. Marsh, Bishop Ordinary & Rector

The Rev. David W. Moody, Associate Rector
The Rev. Arthur Bennett


Senior Warden: Allan McLane
Junior Warden: Phil Turner
Secretary: The Rev. David W. Moody
Treasurer: John Ilves

Parochial Ministry

Organist: position vacant
Sunday School: Jeanne Moody
Web: Bonnie Turner


9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
12:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Fort at No. 4

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study (Book of Daniel)
6:00 p.m. Bible Study (Book of Job)

Tending to the work of the Church

October/November Calendar

Sunday October 7, 2018 Charlestown Harvest Walk
2:00 p.m. Charlestown Congregational Church (to benefit Food Shelf)

Saturday, October 13 Men’s Morning
8:00 a.m. Charlestown Community Room


Saturday, November 3 Soli Deo Gloria
6:30 p.m. Life on Main (St. Luke’s Church)

Saturday, November 10 Men’s Morning
8:00 a.m. Charlestown Community Room

Sunday, November 18
Community Thanksgiving Service

6:00 p.m. North Charlestown Methodist Church

Friday, November 30 St. Andrew the Apostle8:00 a.m. Holy Communion

Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day

Our Sunday services at the Fort at No. 4 have begun for the year.
Fort at No. 4 Sunday Services
12:30 p.m. (1662 Book of Common Prayer)

Morning Prayer services at the Fort at No. 4
Charlestown, NH
Rev. Moody at Ease in Parker House
Rev. Moody at Ease in Parker House
Services will be held most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. from mid-May until September using the Order of Morning Prayer from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Depending upon events taking place at the Fort, the times of services may change. Please check the calendar above for the services to be held each month.


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Ordination of Deacon Scott Chase

Soli Deo Gloria

In Anglicanism, our clergy consist of three orders – deacons, priests (presbyters), and bishops. On Saturday, September 8, we ordained a new deacon, The Rev. Mr. Scott D. Chase. This was a joyful occasion for our parish. Scott has been studying for the diaconate for a number of years and is now able to assist the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd with some of the duties that Fr. David Moody previously carried out before his retirement last January. The ordination was conducted by Bishop Brian R. Marsh, our Diocesan Bishop and Rector of our parish. The Rev. Canon Christian Tutor, Rector of All Saints Anglican Church, Concord, NH assisted as master of ceremonies for the service and the Rev. Stephen Rugg, Interim Vicar of Trinity Anglican Church, White River Junction, VT preached the ordination sermon. Fr. Art Bennett presented Mr. Chase for ordination and Fr. David Moody served as acolyte for the mass. The service was followed by a celebratory lunch. We pray that the Rev. Mr. Scott Chase will have a joyful and fruitful ministry in the years to come.

On Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m., Fr. Art Bennett led the “Blessings of the Badges” at the Charlestown Fire Station assisted by a number of pastors from other churches in Charlestown. St. Michael and All Angels medals were blessed and passed out to personnel serving on the police and fire departments and ambulance squads of Charlestown and other local communities. This is the third year that the Charlestown Area Church Network has gathered together to show community support for those who risk their lives daily to protect us from harm.

As we enter the fall season, we are reminded of the many blessings that we enjoy as fresh fruit and vegetables are harvested on local farms. On Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Charlestown Congregational Church will host the annual Harvest Walk to raise funds for the Fall Mountain Food Shelf in Charlestown and Langdon. Join the Charlestown Area Church Network on this traditional preamble down Main Street. Adults, children, and dogs are most welcome. Participants will receive water bottles and apples. God bless you all in the harvest season.

November marks the traditional end of the harvest season in rural areas. It is a particularly appropriate time of year to thank our God for the bounty which we have received from the life-sustaining harvest and all other gifts received from Him during the year.

Two family events occur this month that provide us an opportunity to gather together as a community and thank God for all His blessings. The first, is Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God alone), an evening of music and song in praise of Almighty God. Each church in Charlestown and in a number of surrounding communities have been asked to contribute a hymn or musical piece to the program. The event will be hosted at Life on Main in the sanctuary of St. Luke’s Church on Main Street on November 3 at 6:30 p.m. Please join your neighbors in lifting our voices as an thank-offering to our Lord.

The second event is the annual Charlestown Community Thanksgiving. This year the service will be hosted this by the North Charlestown Methodist Church on Sunday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. Bring canned goods or other food items for a donation to the Charlestown Food Shelf.

We at Good Shepherd wish you all a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day!

Last Sunday of each month:
Monthly Food In-Gathering for the benefit of the Fall Mountain Food Shelf


For questions or concerns
Contact Rev. David Moody

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Good Shepherd is a parish of the Diocese of the Northeast, The Anglican Church in America
The Diocesan Shield

The Diocesan Shield


The Shield of the Diocese of the Northeast of the Anglican Church in America consists of the red Cross of St. George on the white shield, calling to mind the Anglican heritage of the Diocese. In the left quadrant is an Evergreen Tree, sturdy and resilient, even amidst the harshness of winter. A Pastoral Staff intersects the Cross of St. George, slightly bent, the Staff is in movement telling of the continuous growth of the Diocese of the Northeast. Crowning the shield is the Pontifical Mitre, jeweled and ornamented, as a sign of joy. The color of the Mitre is predominantly blue, symbolic of contemplation and wisdom, and in honor of St. Mary.