Why a Red Door? A beacon, and an ancient tradition. The colour red is commonly associated with love, courage, sacrifice, blood, fire. From early Old Testament, a Red Door takes us back to the red lamb’s blood that the ancient Hebrews spread on the door posts and lintels so that God would pass over them in Egypt. In the blood, passion and death of Jesus, the Lamb of God, we like the Hebrews are saved from death as we enter the church, through His blood, and under His protection. The colour red is also symbol of the Holy Spirit. From the tongues of fire over the disciples at Pentecost, to today, individual Christians and the church are filled with the Holy Spirit. So again, entering a church through a Red Door is symbolically appropriate. The Protestant leader Martin Luther is said to have posted his 95 Theses on the Red Door of Wittenberg Castle Church, prompting Red Doors on many Lutheran churches, while historically a Red Door indicated a more Catholic bent in the Church of England. As Anglicans we have a tradition of the middle way and the Red Door symbolizes that we have both Protestant and Catholic heritages.
Our Vision Statement
“To be a church that is inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit; a church that reflects the virtue and Grace of Jesus; a church reaching out to proclaim God’s word to a broken world.”
Behind The Red Door
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From The Prayer Chair
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” The Christianity that is succeeding looks massively different from what we find in the traditional churches of Europe. In this newer- yet older- version of Christianity, the worship is enthusiastic, creative, spontaneous, and supernaturally oriented. All these groups center on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and experience of the Holy Spirit’s empowering and an outpouring of
Our Parish Council
Cheryl lived in High River from 2001 to 2013. After the flood in 2013 their family moved to Okotoks. Born in Trail, B.C., she moved to High River from Vancouver, B.C. Cheryl has been a parishioner of St. Benedict’s since 2001. Currently she is involved with the altar guild, and
Having being born, brought up and educated on the Shropshire side of the North Wales border, followed by a 13 year career in the military, Haydn studied Theology at St. John’s College, Nottingham. He was ordained deacon in 1983 and he and his wife Norma moved to Canada to serve
Pat has been a member of St. Benedict’s since 1999. Currently filling the role of People’s Warden, Pat is active in the Altar Guild and a Choir member of this beautiful welcoming church.