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

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Alleluia, Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.


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




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Fort at No. 4 

St. Luke's Camp

Fall Mountain Food Shelf

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study (Jesus and the Gospels)
6:00 p.m. Bible Study (New Testament letters)

Tending to the work of the Church


December-January Calendar

Sunday, December 24, Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord
6:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols followed by Holy Eucharist

Monday, December 25 Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Monday, January 1, The Circumcision of Our Lord
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, January 25, The Conversion of St. Paul
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist


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


Sunday services at Fort at No. 4
Charlestown, NH
12:30 p.m. Morning Prayer (1662 Book of Common Prayer)
Services are held each Sunday at the Fort from mid-May until the end of October

Morning Prayer at the Fort
Morning Prayer at the Fort
Services will be held most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. from mid-May until October 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.


For questions or concerns
Contact Rev. David Moody


Celebration of Phil Turner's Birthday at Wednesday morning Bible Study

Celebration of Phil Turner's Birthday at Wednesday morning Bible Study.

Come to a traditional Christmas Eve service of Lessons and Carols Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Watch the infant Jesus tenderly carried from the altar to the crèche and laid in the manager, welcomed by an angel. See the crèche blessed with holy water and incense.
Participate in the Holy Eucharist, the first mass of Christmas that celebrates the Incarnation of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Children will be especially welcomed.
Holy Eucharist will be held on Christmas Day at 10:00 a.m. at the church.


Sol Deo Gloria

Sol Deo GloriaIn early November, Phil Turner, Good Shepherd’s junior warden, organized a community musical thank-offering to our Lord, Soli Deo Gloria. Six local churches contributed some 20 musical pieces including a solo sung by Phil, entitled, Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (D. Gokey). It was a wonderful evening of worship through the offerings of music.

Harvest Dinner at the Fort

The Fort at No. 4 held their annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 18. Fr. David, in colonial dress, blessed the meal. Candles and a roaring fire provided light and warded off chill of the evening. Strolling minstrels provided entertainment. Jeanne (Mistress Moody) and Dee Blanchard also attended the event.

Fr. David’s Birthday

vestry meetingSunday, November 19, was particularly busy at Good Shepherd. At the beginning of our vestry meeting after the morning service, Fr. David was presented with a Boston cream pie with a single large candle placed in its center in commemoration of his 80th birthday which he will celebrate on Thanksgiving Day this year. In addition to birthday cards, the parish gave him the gift of a stunning monstrance for use at the Service of Benediction. Bishop Marsh promptly blessed it for use.

Charlestown Community Thanksgiving Service

At 6 p.m., we welcomed the pastors of local churches and about 40 adults and children to the annual Charlestown Community Thanksgiving Service. Each year, the service is held in a different church; this year was our turn to host the service. A large basket and box of food and $372 were collected for the Fall Mountain Food Shelf.

The "Ultimate" Christmas Party

Finally, we look forward to sharing in the preparation and support of the “Ultimate Christmas Party” on Saturday morning, December 16, for about 50 children. The party, ideal for ages 5-12, will include songs, a Bible story, snacks and games. The Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of New Hampshire and Charlestown area churches are hosting the event.

Approaching the Advent Season

As we enter the Advent season, it is easy to get caught up in the rush of holiday preparations. Decorating the house, sending out greeting cards, and purchasing presents lead to anxiety and a frenzy of activities. Stop and take a deep breath. Enjoy the beautiful, still calm of the winter landscape along the Connecticut River. Experience the joy and love of family and friends. Thank God for His many, many blessings of the past year. Advent (which means “coming” in Latin) is the period defined by the four Sundays before Christmas. It is a time of reflection, expectant waiting, and preparation for the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are waiting for the coming of God’s Son into the world as a helpless child. This is an occasion of great joy for Christians, and a testimony of God’s love for us -- the greatest of all Christmas gifts. We extend our love and best wishes to our friends in the Charlestown community for a safe and Happy New Year.

Merry Christ Mass!

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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.