Calvary Episcopal Church
Our worship is liturgical; that is, it follows ancient forms, involving the whole congregation but using modern language. Consisting of scripture, hymns, sermon, prayer, and celebration of the Holy Eucharist (also called the Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper), our worship involves everyone.Affiliation: Episcopalian, Anglican
Calvary Church is a community of faithful people seeking to be formed in the image of Christ through worship, study, fellowship and service. We seek to become better disciples of Christ, to bring others into Christ’s gracious presence, and to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1859, we are members of the Body of Christ, the worldwide Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Diocese of Western North Carolina.
Calvary Episcopal Church is a gathering of those seeking to follow Jesus and to serve the world.
Calvary is a parish congregation of the Diocese of Western North Carolina and The Episcopal Church, which is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is Michael Bruce Curry, the first African American bishop to serve in that position.
“Episcopal” means “having bishops.” Just as the early Church had “over-seers,” (epi-scopoi), we have bishops who provide spiritual leadership, direction, and oversight. We live our life together under the doctrine, discipline and worship in the tradition of the earliest Christians, which we have received through the Church of England.
Our worship is liturgical; that is, it follows ancient forms, involving the whole congregation but using modern language. Consisting of scripture, hymns, sermon, prayer, and celebration of the Holy Eucharist (also called the Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper), our worship involves everyone.
The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina covers the western most third of our state and is led by a bishop who is based in Asheville.
As he gathered around the table with his friends for the last time, Jesus invited them to share bread and wine, symbols of his willingness to give his body and blood to the work of healing our world. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” And we continue to respond to Christ’s invitation, celebrating together the Holy Communion each Sunday and Wednesday.
We hope you will join us.