History: The Abbey was planted in 2012 as a Three-Stream, Ancient-Future, Anglican Mission in America Church.
Vision: Like the Celtic abbeys of old, The Abbey at Pawleys Island desires to transform the world by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through radical hospitality, cultural engagement, and spiritual renewal.
Beliefs: The Abbey is a parish of The Anglican Mission in America (AMiA) and a part of the Worldwide Anglican Communion. The Abbey clergy are licensed for ministry in North America by Bishops and Dioceses throughout the Anglican Communion. As an Anglican church, The Abbey is both Catholic and Reformed and committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as understood through the English Reformation. Our beliefs are rooted in the Bible and encapsulated in The Book of Common Prayer as well as the historic Nicene and Apostles Creeds. As Ancient-Future Anglicans, our Theology is based on Scripture and Tradition (Patristic, Medieval, and Reformation) and, through Reason, applied for the church today and into the future. We are equally nourished by each of the Three Streams of Anglicanism:
SCRIPTURE: We hold that Scripture guides our lives and is the authority for us, as individuals and for the whole Church (known as the evangelical tradition).
SACRAMENTS: We believe the sacramental life is embodied in the sacraments instituted by Jesus and entrusted to the Church, and in the creeds, practices, liturgies, prayers, and teachings based upon those sacraments, that Christians have held throughout the centuries (known as the catholic tradition).
SPIRIT: We trust the Holy Spirit is at work today in the Church, in the world, and in each of those who confess Jesus as the Son of God, the Christ, manifesting His power and preparing us for ministry through the bounty of His gifts (known as the charismatic tradition).
Worship @ The Abbey: We cannot wait to have you join us on Sundays, it's where you get a sense of who The Abbey is and who God has called us to be for our community. We meet at 10am in the sanctuary for this Ancient-Future, Three Stream service. Taking elements from the ancient church liturgies with an eye towards life in the contemporary world, this service is centered around the Eucharist (Holy Communion) and based on The Book of Common Prayer, filled with evangelical preaching focused on the Gospel as understood by the English Reformation, and charismatically expectant that the Holy Spirit works in us today in healing, gifting, and empowering. The service lasts around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Watch on Livestream here.