The Beauty of a Historic Liturgy. The Wisdom of a Living Tradition. And the Foundation of the Holy Scriptures.
All Saints Anglican Church was formed in continuation of a great tradition of Biblical Preaching and Anglican Liturgy. In 2010, what had been a prayer fellowship meeting on Saturdays was received into the Diocese of Fort Worth as a mission. In 2012, Fr. Mark Bleakley was called to be vicar and in 2014 All Saints was able to purchase and begin renovating our present property. The story behind each of these is miraculous as God has led us through many challenges to grow in faith. We are grateful to be known for the warmth and generosity of our community.
We believe that in the midst of a world where every man does what is right in his own eyes, the Church is called to be a witness to that which is Unchangeable. We gather each Sunday in a pattern of worship that goes all the way back to the New Testament where the early Christians continued steadfastly “in the breaking of bread and in the prayers.” We proclaim the Holy Scriptures as Christ stood in the synangogue and proclaimed its fulfillment in Himself. And we recognize Christ among us “made known in the breaking of the bread.”
Eucharist is the source of our life together that strengthens us and send us out to fulfill our mission to Teach the Faith once delivered unto the Saints, to Witness to God’s breath-taking Kingdom, to Serve those in need and to Love one another in the Fellowship of Jesus Christ.
About the Anglican Church
Tracing its origins through the English Reformation, The Anglican Church in North America carries forward the faith and practice of reformed Catholicism, solidly anchored in the authority of Holy Scripture, Apostolic teaching, the ancient Creeds and Councils of the Christian Church, and the Book of Common Prayer.
About our Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Ryan Reed was consecrated Bishop Coadjutor September 21, 2019, and became Diocean Bishop on January 1, 2020.
Before his election, Bishop Reed served as Dean of the diocesan Cathedral for 17 years. He holds an under-graduate degree from Texas A&M University, where he belonged to the Corps of Cadets, and a Master’s degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania.
Our Priest In Charge
Reverend Canon Bob Tomlinson was born and raised in Dallas, Texas graduating high school at Woodrow Wilson in Dallas.
Following a stint in the U.S. Navy including a tour in Vietnam, Fr. Bob spent 18 years in Radio Broadcasting, serving as on air talent and in management positions as well as many years with Bell Telephone.
Fr. Bob has a Bachelor of Business Science from Dallas Baptist University and a Masters of Ministry from St. Michael's Seminary. From 1994 to 2011, Fr. Bob served Holy Trinity Anglican Church Fort Worth in many capacities, retiring in 2011 as the Senior Rector and Dean of Texas for the Missionary Society of Saint John, a part of the Anglican Church in North America. Upon retiring from ministry in the Missionary Society in 2011, he was received into the Diocese of Fort Worth in 2014 by The Right Reverend Bishop Iker. In 2019, Fr. Bob answered a call to All Saints Anglican in Monroe as Priest in Charge until a full-time priest is called.
Liz , Fr. Bob's wife of 51 years, retired in 2001 after years of service as the Internal Bank Auditor for a multi Bank Holding Company in Fort Worth. Fr. Bob and Liz have two sons Edward and Robert. Their nine grandchildren are the most precious part of their retirement to East Texas.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you. I Thess 5:16-18