To God Be Praise and Glory!
Christ Anglican Church in Carefree, Arizona began as an outreach from the clergy of Saint Nicholas Anglican Church in Scottsdale, Arizona in July of 1997. We are a founding member of the Diocese of the Southwestern States in the Anglican Province of Christ the King. For the love of God and to glorify His Son Jesus Christ, the charter members of Christ Church Parish gave sacrificially to buy property, erect an altar and build a Church that was consecrated on the Feast of Christ the King in 1999. This is the sacred ground where the faithful regularly proclaim God’s truth through Catholic order as it is embodied in the historic Book of Common Prayer, where they hear the Gospel and receive the Holy Sacraments. Christ Church dedicated the Dorothy McGinnis Memorial Community Hall in October of 2000, a facility that provides meeting space for the Sunday school and parish family activities. To help expand God’s kingdom on earth, Christ Church partnered with Saint Nicholas Parish to establish Atonement Church in Fountain Hills, Arizona and sponsored it as a parochial mission for seven years.
Our parish serves the community in a variety of ways. We led the formation of the Foothills Caring Corps, an organization that has grown into its own with now eight staff members and over 550 volunteers. The Foothills Caring Corps has donated well over forty thousand hours to assist homebound elderly members of our community with rides to medical appointments, grocery shopping, friendly visits, mobile meals, van trips to cultural events, and other helps. We are also the home of the Christ Church Composers Guild, which is committed to preserving and sustaining the art of musical composition. Jubilate Conservatory of Music, one of their programs, is focused on educating children in music and the arts. Finally, we are involved with 24/7 Sobriety Success, an online educational series that helps people suffering from addictions to develop the emotional skills and healthy habits needed to recover.