We are a welcoming, loving, inviting community in Largo, FL, and we thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. Saint Dunstan’s is an Anglican parish, which means that we express our faith in historic and traditional ways. But that doesn’t mean everything we do is the same, or that we do things the same way our parents did. We offer three distinct services, each of which retains the core of traditional faith and worship but with their own unique style.
We have two services at St. Dunstan’s every Sunday. All of our services are an Anglican liturgy of Word and Sacrament. Our first service is at 8:00a, and there is no music. This is a quieter service that is intended to be more contemplative. Our second service is at 10:30a, and this is our principal worship service. Currently, due to COVID-19, we aren’t singing at this service either, although there is instrumental music. When things return to normal, our intention is to fill this service with the best of music from the past and the present so that we can lift our voices in song to the glory of God.
On most Sundays, all three of our services are led by Fr. Michael, who serves as our pastor or rector. He’s assisted by two other priests, Fr. Chuck and Fr. Dan, as well as by our three deacons, Dcn. Bill, Dcn. Karen, and Dcn. Luis. But it takes more than clergy to make a church function, so when you come to St. Dunstan’s you’ll find all kinds of people running around doing all different sorts of things. There’s a definite energy to the place, especially at the more heavily attended 9:00a and 11:00a services, and we’d love for you to come be a part of it.
What matters most to us here at St. Dunstan’s, besides the obvious, is each other. We are community and family focused. What you’ll find here is a bunch of people who enjoy each other, care about each other, and what to welcome others into our fellowship and fun. We also care deeply about our faith, our Scripture, and the transformative power of God’s love for this world and for our lives. To find out more about what we believe, follow this link.
As an Anglican parish, we belong to a diocese, and our diocese is called the Diocese of Quincy. Our diocese is lead by our bishop, the Rt. Rev. J. Alberto Morales, and we are so grateful for his leadership and direction. Our diocese is part of a province called the Anglican Church in North America. If you’d like to learn more about the DoQ or the ACNA, we invite you to check out the links above.
What To Expect
When you come into the church, here’s what to expect. If you come in through the main doors, you’ll be standing in the narthex. You can walk straight in from there into our sanctuary, but if you’re at the 7:30a or 11:00a service, make sure you grab a worship booklet first. For the 9:00a service, everything is on the overhead screen. Feel free to sit wherever makes you feel the most comfortable. If you have any questions, you can ask one of our ushers or anyone around you. We’d all be glad to be as helpful as we can.
We really hope you’ll join us this Sunday and for many Sundays to come. Thanks again for taking the time to read about who we are.