Welcome

HOPE Anglican Church was founded in 1887 to serve the families of loggers and fishers who were settling in the Oscoda/AuSable area.  Known at that time as the Swedish Lutheran Church, it was one of only a handful of structures that survived the Great Fire of 1911 that totally destroyed the twin towns of Oscoda and AuSable.  For almost a century and a half we have been proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the Sunrise Side of Michigan.  We continue to form disciples who are imitators of Christ and committed to performing works of mercy in the community around us.

 

Whether you join us to pray the Daily Office, attend Sunday Mass, volunteer at Emmanuel Mission or all of the above, you will find a place where you can grow in faith and love.  

 

Service Times

  • Sunday Holy Eucharist   10:30 AM

  • Morning Prayer   Tues., Thurs., Fri.,   9:00 AM

  • Evening Prayer & Bible Study  6:30 PM

  • Sacrament of Confession  1st Saturday of the month and by appointment  3-5:00 PM

Our Clergy

The Most Rev. Doctor
Foley Beach, Archbishop

 

The Rt. Rev.
William H. Ilgenfritz, Bishop

 

The Rev. Fr.
Timothy Doubblestein, Rector

 

The Most Reverend Doctor Foley Beach was elected the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America on June 22, 2014. In June of 2018 to Chair the Primates Council of the Global Anglican Future Conference, a renewal movement within the Anglican Communion.

The Rt. Rev. William Ilgenfritz was ordained to the priesthood in 1986, and has the distinct privilege of being the first Bishop consecrated for the Anglican Church in North America.  

Father Doubblestein holds a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and is one of the founding members of the Missionary Society of St. John the Evangelist.

He and his wife Anna have been married for 25 years.

HOPE Anglican Chapel is proud to be a member of

Our Patroness

HOPE Anglican Chapel is under the patronage of Our Lady of Walsingham.  The vison given by Our Lady to an English noblewoman in the Middle Ages, requested that a replica of the home she shared with St. Joseph and Our Lord Jesus in Nazareth be created for pilgrims.

Our Lady of Walsingham represents our committment to helping all find a home, spiritual and physical, in which Jesus reigns as Lord.

Our Mission

We give ourselves to being formed into the image of Christ Jesus, so that our will and our love become like his.  We show our growth in him by our service to the most vulnerable in our world; the homeless and the unborn.