Bishop Ian Anderson
On Monday night (April 5, 2021) I received a phone call. It is the kind of call that hits you hard like a rock. Bishop Del Murray, Presiding Bishop Emeritus, called me to let me know that our good friend and fellow minister of the gospel had passed away suddenly at his home. Bishop Ian Anderson (In picture) was the former Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Anglican Church (The position I hold now), and the long-time Rector of Resurrection Anglican Church in St. Augustine, Florida.
Ian had been feeling strongly for the past year or so that his time at Resurrection Anglican Church was coming to a close. He and his wife, Robin, had been planning to move to a different area to retire, but even then, he planned a church plant in the new location. I know that he and Robin had a time of vacation and travel last summer that they both needed.
At this point in time, I have no information on any type of final arrangements, as +Ian’s passing was unexpected. Right now, I ask that you keep Robin close in prayer, the entire Anderson family, and the congregation at Resurrection Anglican Church. For me and Lori, we are both in shock and heartbroken.
“I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die.
I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.”
Welcome to The Reformed Anglican Church! We are a Protestant church faithful to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament. Our history dates back to the reformation of the Catholic Church of England, and the established branch of that Protestant Church in the United States in 1789. We embrace many of the beautiful traditions of our church forefathers – the 1928 Prayer Book, the glorious hymns, the prayers said nearly 2000 years ago. Yet, we look towards a vital and exciting future as we spread the Gospel to our community through outreach, both as givers and volunteers. We worship with reverence, joy, and an uplifting message. We, with help of God’s Holy Spirit, hope to keep the Anglican Faith relevant and unspotted for ages to come.