Five-minute read. Brett Kynard, St. Augustine’s Church Historian writes about the church’s early days as a Mission Church, prior to its full admission to The Diocese of West Missouri.
St. Augustine’s – Kansas City
The Diocese of West Missouri Spiritual Formation Commission presents: A 3 Part Series: A Journey with the Desert Mystics
Over a 3 part series happening from August 11 – 13, the Rev. Brad Karelius will be introducing a workshop to desert spirituality through the lives and teachings of The Desert Fathers and Mothers.
Missouri Episcopalians join forces with Moms Demand Action for an Advocacy Day at the Missouri state capitol
Three-minute read. On March 7, over 30 Episcopalians across Missouri joined forces with hundreds of volunteers from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for an Advocacy Day at our state capitol.
Three-minute read, 110-minute video. Photographs and video of the 2023 celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. This year’s celebration included guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and St. Augustine’s liturgical dancers.
Five-minute read. Brittany Sparrow Savage and Ryan Williams are two of our newest transitional deacons, ordained in January this year. Read on to learn more about their unique paths to ministry, their faith journeys, and the roles they now serve in the Church.
Three-minute read, 105-minute video. On Saturday, January 14, the diocese held its first annual service in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. The recording of the service includes a 1967 interview with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made 11 months before he was assassinated, and an extract from a sermon he delivered at the Washington National Cathedral.
The Ordination of Brittany Sparrow Savage, David Wilcox, Ryan Williams, and Ryan Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons
Five-minute read. Photographs of the ordination of Brittany Sparrow Savage, David Wilcox, Ryan Williams, and Ryan Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons.
Recording – The ordination of Brittany Sparrow Savage, David Wilcox, Ryan Williams, and Ryan Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons
One hour, 37-minute video. Watch a recording of the ordination of Brittany Renee Sparrow Savage, David Sidney Wilcox, II, Jon Ryan Williams, and Ryan Anthony Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons.
One-minute read. Congratulations to the newest local chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests, the Bishop Jackson Kemper chapter.
Five-minute read. A brief history of Santa Fe Place and St. Augustine’s church house which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Santa Fe Place Historic District of Kansas City, Missouri.
St. Augustine’s gives $1,000 to Absalom Jones Fund following Absalom Jones Celebration service (pictures)
Two-minute read. The diocesan celebration of the Feast of Absalom Jones was held on Sunday, February 6, at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The service offering was for the Absalom Jones Fund of the Episcopal Church.
90-minute video. On Sunday, February 6, 2022, a service celebrating Absalom Jones was held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The service included recorded video messages from the Union of Black Episcopalians, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
Two-minute read. Fr. John Spicer writes about Absalom Jones, The Episcopal Church’s first black priest.
Two-minute read. At the start of the year, we welcomed the Rev. Chas Marks to the Diocesan staff. Fr. Chas is joining us in the part-time role of Transition Missioner.
Four-minute read. If you have driven along Benton Boulevard, between E. 27th and E. 28th Street in Kansas City you will, no doubt, have noticed a large round brick building. This unique structure is St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Despite its unusual and modern appearance, St. Augustine’s design is inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which dates back to the 4th Century.
Looking back at the career of the Rev. Canon Edward L. Warner former rector of St. Augustine’s, Kansas City
Seven-minute read. Brett D. Kynard of St. Augustine’ reviews the life of his friend and mentor, the Rev. Canon Edward L. Warner, a former rector of St. Augustine’s, now resident in Atlanta, Georgia.
11-minute recording. Bishop Marty’s sermon for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, recorded at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City.
Two-minute read. On Saturday, November 21, St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted the second of this year’s area confirmation services.
19 Pictures. Photo gallery of the June 3, Prayer for Racial Justice event held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri.
40-minute video, four-minute read. The people of the Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran churches of the Kansas City Metro area gathered together on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in prayer for racial justice held in the grounds of at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. An estimated 150-200 people attended the event in person. The proceedings were also livestreamed on Facebook.