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The Missionary District of Florida
The Southern Episcopal Church

The Right Reverend Henry C. Filter, Jr., Missionary Bishop


Why The Southern Episcopal Church

The Southern Episcopal Church was formed in 1962 by a group of faithful Episcopalians who saw the direction that the Church was taking away from the teachings of God. The Missionary District of Florida of the Southern Episcopal Church was formed for the purpose of giving those Episcopalians in Florida, who had been disenfranchised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America, by many liberal changes that were not in keeping with the traditions of the Apostles and early Church fathers, a Church where they could continue in the faith and practice of the traditional Anglican Communion. In 1990, the Most Reverend Huron C. Manning, Jr., came to Florida for the purpose of helping to establish a presence and commitment to the work of God in Florida. He ordained two deacons, accepted a priest and consecrated a bishop for the work here. Under the direction of deacon Teppenpaw a work and outreach was started among the homeless and hungry. The Church, Holy Trinity Church, was feeding over 200 per week and had about 30 recovering drug and alcohol addicts in shelters. They now operate a counseling service and are still doing outreach in the community. Holy Trinity Church has been growing as has itís committment to God and our fellowman.
If you would like more information or would like to reach Bishop Filter, for more information, you may reach him at:

The Rt Rev Henry C. Filter, Jr., Bishop Ordinary
6110 Florida Avenue
New Port Richey, Florida 34653
727 343-9286

We need the strength of each other that we may be faithful. "Bear ye one anothers burdens."


Holding always to:

"An unchanging faith, in an ever-changing world."


Other Places to Learn More:

The Southern Episcopal Church: The home page for the Church
Articles of Religion: The Articles of Religion, 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Our Statement of Purpose: Formed in 1962, the Southern Episcopal Church
Scripture for today: Scripture Relevant for Today's World
Holy Trinity College and Seminary: Home Study Programs for traditional Anglicans


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