1673 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
When you look for a church, what do you consider important? Do you want one that both looks and feels like it is worshiping “in Spirit and in truth”? Is it important to celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday with seriousness and reverence? Should the congregation be small enough to know you personally, but large enough for real fellowship? Do you feel enriched by a blend of traditional and modern hymns that are sung with true feeling? Are you looking for a church with a style of worship, and a theology, that traces as far back as the Early Church Fathers? Then let me recommend the Anglican Church of the Resurrection, which meets in Brewster, Massachusetts, on lovely Cape Cod to you!
We are part of the Anglican Church in North America and we are in communion with most of the members of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are heirs of the Great Reformation which was started and led by people like Martin Luther and John Calvin. In England the Church was reformed by Thomas Cranmer and others who wanted to return the Church to a form closer to the Early Church. Imagine, who would better know the mind of Christ and His apostles than those who lived soon after His death and while the New Testament was being written? When you read the writings of the Early Church Fathers like Ambrose, Augustine, Justin Martyr, and John Chrysostom you realize that they were passionately aware of the terrible nature of our sin, and of the amazing grace of Christ that cleanses us of it.
There are a number of other factors that stand out about this church. We have a number of veterans in our congregation, me being one of them, and we appreciate and understand them. We respect the whole Bible, realizing that when you disregard parts of it you’ve placed yourself above it and it can no longer teach you. We partner with the Brewster Council on Aging, the Lower Cape Outreach Council, and the NOAH shelter to work for the good of people on the Cape. We have a healing prayer ministry that is large and active. If you’d like to know more, please peruse this website. Better yet, come and join us on a Sunday! We’d love to meet you!
— The Rev. Alan Wilmot, Vicar
The Anglican Church of the Resurrection is a parish characterized by Christ-centered faith, traditional worship, healing prayer, and evangelical preaching, teaching and outreach.
Our purpose is to be a witness to the power of the resurrection that brings us into a new life with God. We are commited to working for the Glory of God on Cape Cod, believing that God cares for all people.
As a parish of Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, the Church of the Resurrection seeks to proclaim, teach and live only the historic Christian faith: that which has been believed “at all times, in all places and by all.
We welcome seekers who are looking to learn about the God who created and loves them. As Anglican Christians, we share in Christ’s catholic Church which was established by Christ himself to be the image of his presence in the world. Our particular church was in existence in England as early as the third century and now spans the globe as the Anglican Communion, numbering over 80 million souls.
We Are a member of the Anglican Diocese in New England and of The Anglican Church in North America. The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) is a united, biblically driven missionary movement dedicated to the historic expression of Anglicanism in North America, making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Alan Wilmot grew up in the small town of Childersburg Alabama, and graduated Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Religion in December of 1982. He then attended Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, during which he completed four units (one year) of Clinical Pastoral Education at Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth. While there he also married and graduated with a Master of Divinity in July of 1987. Alan and his wife moved to Ohio with their newborn son, where Alan was the pastor of the West Mansfield Baptist Church from June of 1988 until June of 1991.
He then entered the Navy as a chaplain. Chaplain Wilmot’s Navy career included assignments to three Navy ships, overseas at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, the Marine Corps in North Carolina, the Coast Guard at the Air Station Cape Cod and the Base Chapel of Naval Station Norfolk.
While assigned to the aircraft carrier “Enterprise”, Chaplain Wilmot was ordained as an Anglican priest for the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) by Bishop Martyn Minns on February 21, 2009.
In 2011, Father Alan responded to a vacancy posted for the pastor of the Anglican Church of the Resurrection, Brewster Massachusetts and in January of 2011 was selected as their Vicar. Having fallen in love with the Cape while being the Command Chaplain of Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, this was a dream come true. He, his wife and son arrived on Cape Cod in late January, and quickly began his ministry. Their daughter remained in Virginia working. Father Wilmot was installed formally as pastor by Bishop Bill Murdoch of the Anglican Diocese of New England Saturday May the 19th, appropriately enough on Armed Forces Day.