Welcome to St. Joseph’s Collegiate Chapel


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St. Joseph’s Chapel, January 21-28, 2018, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, January 21, Third Sunday after the Epiphany: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following.

January 23, Tuesday: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

January 25, Thursday: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, January 28, Septuagesima Sunday: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following

All welcome!

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Lenten Retreat 2018

Register Now for the Lenten Retreat March 16-18. Join us at the Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park, California Friday Evening, March 16 – Sunday Afternoon, March 18. Directed by the Rev. Canon Steven Dart with “Seven Meditations on the Saints”: Retreat Flyer 2018

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Bishop Ashman announces 2018 Synod of the Diocese of the Western States: Call for Synod   2018 Synod Schedule

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St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Seminary Online Classes Announced:  SPRING CLASSES 2018

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New Bishops Consecrated:

Archbishop Morrison announces the consecrations of Peter F. Hansen (Diocese of the Western States) and Blair W. Schultz (Diocese of the Atlantic States) as Suffragan Bishops on Saint Matthew’s Day, September 21, 2017, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at All Saints Cathedral (more pics). Congratulations! Deo Gratias.

Welcome Brochure for students, visitors and the Berkeley community:  ST. JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY BROCHURE

Bishop Ashman’s Pastoral Letter: PASTORAL LETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

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The CHRISTUS REX, the Anglican Province of Christ the King newsletter: ChristusRex-V10-N4

St. Joseph’s 2017 Summer Session was a rewarding two weeks for all. We are looking forward to next year! For photos and videos please see our Facebook page. Photos are also on this site under Gallery.

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In honor of the life and love of Archbishop Robert Sherwood MorseArchbishop Morse Rest in Peace   Archbishop Morse’s Biography   In Memoriam, Special Edition Christus Rex

All Is Grace, a Collection of Pastoral Sermons by Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse released in May 2017 by the American Church Union. Visit www.AmericanChurchUnion.com for more information and to purchase online.

In Memoriam: Memorial Dedication, October 24, 2015, St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, Berkeley, California

In Memoriam: Video Tribute of his life

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St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, a parish of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, witnesses to Apostolic Christianity in the Anglican tradition (www.Anglicanpck.org).

Located a block from the University of California, Berkeley, the Chapel serves as the Archbishop’s Chapel and the Collegiate Chapel for St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological Seminary. It is also a parish home for neighboring university students and the Bay Area community.

We welcome you to worship with us!

Our History

SJC Dove

The Anglican Province of Christ the King

In the aftermath of World War II, attacks upon the Christian faith concerned many Episcopalians. These attacks peaked in the 1976 General Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when the Episcopal Church made sweeping changes, abandoning the liturgy, spirituality, and apostolic faith of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.  They allowed clergy to break their vows and renounce the doctrines and disciplines of the apostolic Church.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Episcopalian clergy and laity gathered in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri. They issued the Affirmation of St. Louis, confirming orthodox Christianity. With the authority of the Affirmation, six parishes formed the Anglican Province of Christ the King, electing the Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, rector of St. Peter’s, Oakland, as bishop. Father Morse was consecrated to the episcopacy by the requisite three bishops on January 28, 1978. The Rt. Rev. Albert A. Chambers, retired Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, served as chief consecrator.

The Province of Christ the King has grown to three dioceses, maintaining a national cathedral in Georgetown, Washington D.C. and offices in San Francisco, Tulsa, and Washington D.C. In 1979, the Province of Christ the King established Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley, California. The Province embodies the historic Anglican faith that produced the King James Bible, writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, and Dorothy Sayers, eleven U.S. presidents and most of our nation’s founding fathers.

Visit the APCK website at www.anglicanpck.org.

MadonnaSJC2St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel

With the founding of St. Joseph’s Seminary Chapel, a parish was formed. Students residing in the adjoining house help with Sunday services.

The American Church Union, our Anglican publishing house, is headquartered here, offering works for seminarians, parishes, clergy, and laity, both classic reprints and contemporary publications.

Located close to U.C. Berkeley campus, we offer choral Eucharists, liturgical processions, devotional organ music, and traditional hymns, all to the glory of God in this university setting, as a witness to historic Anglican Christianity.

St. Joseph of ArimatheaSt.Joseph

Joseph of Arimathea is described in Matthew 27:57 as a rich man from the town of Arimathea, northwest of Jerusalem. Mark 15:43 and Luke 23:50-51 identify Joseph as a member of the Sanhedrin (Israel’s ruling council). He was a secret follower of Jesus who, according to Luke, did not consent to the condemnation of Jesus. According to John 19:39, Joseph buried Jesus in Joseph’s new tomb, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.

Tradition holds that St. Joseph of Arimathea, a sea trader in tin, brought the Holy Grail (the chalice of the Last Supper) to Glastonbury, England in the first century, founding English Christianity. Glastonbury traditions claim that Joseph was Mary’s uncle and thus related to Jesus.

The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches also venerate Joseph of Arimathea, linking the East with the West.

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Welcome to St. Joseph’s Collegiate Chapel


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St. Joseph’s Chapel, January 14-21, 2018, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, January 14, Second Sunday after the Epiphany: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., dramatic reading of “The White Queen”

January 16, Tuesday: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

January 18, Thursday: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, January 21, First Sunday after the Epiphany: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following.

All welcome!

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Coming soon to St. Joseph’s Chapel:

“Elizabeth Woodville Grey, the White Queen: the Wars of the Roses through Her Eyes” 

Witness events that preceded the birth of the Anglican Church. Our 45 minute recitation includes video clips from the hit BBC/Starz TV series “The White Queen”. We begin with England after the Hundred Years War and birth of Elizabeth Woodville in 1436, and end with the Houses of York and Lancaster joining to create the House of Tudor and end the Wars of the Roses. Elizabeth Woodville Grey was ancestral mother to eleven English, Scottish, and French kings and queens, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.  She led a life of adversity, bravery, and intrigue.

Cast Members include: Queen Elizabeth – Patsy Ronat; King Edward IV – Gordon Gray “Bud” Warder (a descendant of Elizabeth Woodville Grey); Narrator – Kim Crow; Earl of Warwick & Lord Hastings – Fr. Lawrence Shaddix, Vicar; Production Assistant – Peggy Stevens.

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Light refreshments provided; free admission, RSVP requested. Email Peggy – peggy@kioskamerica.com; call or text Bud – 925-998-6603. For flyer: The White Queen

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Bishop Ashman announces 2018 Synod of the Diocese of the Western States: Call for Synod   2018 Synod Schedule

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St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Seminary Online Classes Announced:  SPRING CLASSES 2018

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New Bishops Consecrated:

Archbishop Morrison announces the consecrations of Peter F. Hansen (Diocese of the Western States) and Blair W. Schultz (Diocese of the Atlantic States) as Suffragan Bishops on Saint Matthew’s Day, September 21, 2017, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at All Saints Cathedral (more pics). Congratulations! Deo Gratias.

Welcome Brochure for students, visitors and the Berkeley community:  ST. JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY BROCHURE

Bishop Ashman’s Pastoral Letter: PASTORAL LETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

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The CHRISTUS REX, the Anglican Province of Christ the King newsletter: ChristusRex-V10-N4

St. Joseph’s 2017 Summer Session was a rewarding two weeks for all. We are looking forward to next year! For photos and videos please see our Facebook page. Photos are also on this site under Gallery.

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In honor of the life and love of Archbishop Robert Sherwood MorseArchbishop Morse Rest in Peace   Archbishop Morse’s Biography   In Memoriam, Special Edition Christus Rex

All Is Grace, a Collection of Pastoral Sermons by Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse released in May 2017 by the American Church Union. Visit www.AmericanChurchUnion.com for more information and to purchase online.

In Memoriam: Memorial Dedication, October 24, 2015, St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, Berkeley, California

In Memoriam: Video Tribute of his life

+ + +

St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, a parish of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, witnesses to Apostolic Christianity in the Anglican tradition (www.Anglicanpck.org).

Located a block from the University of California, Berkeley, the Chapel serves as the Archbishop’s Chapel and the Collegiate Chapel for St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological Seminary. It is also a parish home for neighboring university students and the Bay Area community.

We welcome you to worship with us!

Our History

SJC Dove

The Anglican Province of Christ the King

In the aftermath of World War II, attacks upon the Christian faith concerned many Episcopalians. These attacks peaked in the 1976 General Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when the Episcopal Church made sweeping changes, abandoning the liturgy, spirituality, and apostolic faith of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.  They allowed clergy to break their vows and renounce the doctrines and disciplines of the apostolic Church.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Episcopalian clergy and laity gathered in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri. They issued the Affirmation of St. Louis, confirming orthodox Christianity. With the authority of the Affirmation, six parishes formed the Anglican Province of Christ the King, electing the Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, rector of St. Peter’s, Oakland, as bishop. Father Morse was consecrated to the episcopacy by the requisite three bishops on January 28, 1978. The Rt. Rev. Albert A. Chambers, retired Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, served as chief consecrator.

The Province of Christ the King has grown to three dioceses, maintaining a national cathedral in Georgetown, Washington D.C. and offices in San Francisco, Tulsa, and Washington D.C. In 1979, the Province of Christ the King established Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley, California. The Province embodies the historic Anglican faith that produced the King James Bible, writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, and Dorothy Sayers, eleven U.S. presidents and most of our nation’s founding fathers.

Visit the APCK website at www.anglicanpck.org.

MadonnaSJC2St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel

With the founding of St. Joseph’s Seminary Chapel, a parish was formed. Students residing in the adjoining house help with Sunday services.

The American Church Union, our Anglican publishing house, is headquartered here, offering works for seminarians, parishes, clergy, and laity, both classic reprints and contemporary publications.

Located close to U.C. Berkeley campus, we offer choral Eucharists, liturgical processions, devotional organ music, and traditional hymns, all to the glory of God in this university setting, as a witness to historic Anglican Christianity.

St. Joseph of ArimatheaSt.Joseph

Joseph of Arimathea is described in Matthew 27:57 as a rich man from the town of Arimathea, northwest of Jerusalem. Mark 15:43 and Luke 23:50-51 identify Joseph as a member of the Sanhedrin (Israel’s ruling council). He was a secret follower of Jesus who, according to Luke, did not consent to the condemnation of Jesus. According to John 19:39, Joseph buried Jesus in Joseph’s new tomb, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.

Tradition holds that St. Joseph of Arimathea, a sea trader in tin, brought the Holy Grail (the chalice of the Last Supper) to Glastonbury, England in the first century, founding English Christianity. Glastonbury traditions claim that Joseph was Mary’s uncle and thus related to Jesus.

The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches also venerate Joseph of Arimathea, linking the East with the West.

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St. Joseph’s Chapel, January 7 – 14, 2018, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, January 7, First Sunday after the Epiphany: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following.

January 9, Tuesday: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

January 11, Thursday: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, January 14, Second Sunday after the Epiphany: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., dramatic reading of “The White Queen,” Refreshments following

All welcome!

+ + +

Coming soon to St. Joseph’s Chapel:

“Elizabeth Woodville Grey, the White Queen: the Wars of the Roses through Her Eyes” 

Witness events that preceded the birth of the Anglican Church. Our 45 minute recitation includes video clips from the hit BBC/Starz TV series “The White Queen”. We begin with England after the Hundred Years War and birth of Elizabeth Woodville in 1436, and end with the Houses of York and Lancaster joining to create the House of Tudor and end the Wars of the Roses. Elizabeth Woodville Grey was ancestral mother to eleven English, Scottish, and French kings and queens, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.  She led a life of adversity, bravery, and intrigue.

Cast Members include: Queen Elizabeth – Patsy Ronat; King Edward IV – Gordon Gray “Bud” Warder (a descendant of Elizabeth Woodville Grey); Narrator – Kim Crow; Earl of Warwick & Lord Hastings – Fr. Lawrence Shaddix, Vicar; Production Assistant – Peggy Stevens.

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Light refreshments provided; free admission, RSVP requested. Email Peggy – peggy@kioskamerica.com; call or text Bud – 925-998-6603. For flyer: The White Queen

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New Bishops Consecrated:

Archbishop Morrison announces the consecrations of Peter F. Hansen (Diocese of the Western States) and Blair W. Schultz (Diocese of the Atlantic States) as Suffragan Bishops on Saint Matthew’s Day, September 21, 2017, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at All Saints Cathedral (more pics). Congratulations! Deo Gratias.

Welcome Brochure for students, visitors and the Berkeley community:  ST. JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY BROCHURE

Bishop Ashman’s Pastoral Letter: PASTORAL LETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

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The CHRISTUS REX, the Anglican Province of Christ the King newsletter: ChristusRex-V10-N4

St. Joseph’s 2017 Summer Session was a rewarding two weeks for all. We are looking forward to next year! For photos and videos please see our Facebook page. Photos are also on this site under Gallery.

+ + +

In honor of the life and love of Archbishop Robert Sherwood MorseArchbishop Morse Rest in Peace   Archbishop Morse’s Biography   In Memoriam, Special Edition Christus Rex

All Is Grace, a Collection of Pastoral Sermons by Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse released in May 2017 by the American Church Union. Visit www.AmericanChurchUnion.com for more information and to purchase online.

In Memoriam: Memorial Dedication, October 24, 2015, St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, Berkeley, California

In Memoriam: Video Tribute of his life

+ + +

St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, a parish of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, witnesses to Apostolic Christianity in the Anglican tradition (www.Anglicanpck.org).

Located a block from the University of California, Berkeley, the Chapel serves as the Archbishop’s Chapel and the Collegiate Chapel for St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological Seminary. It is also a parish home for neighboring university students and the Bay Area community.

We welcome you to worship with us!

Our History

SJC Dove

The Anglican Province of Christ the King

In the aftermath of World War II, attacks upon the Christian faith concerned many Episcopalians. These attacks peaked in the 1976 General Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when the Episcopal Church made sweeping changes, abandoning the liturgy, spirituality, and apostolic faith of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.  They allowed clergy to break their vows and renounce the doctrines and disciplines of the apostolic Church.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Episcopalian clergy and laity gathered in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri. They issued the Affirmation of St. Louis, confirming orthodox Christianity. With the authority of the Affirmation, six parishes formed the Anglican Province of Christ the King, electing the Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, rector of St. Peter’s, Oakland, as bishop. Father Morse was consecrated to the episcopacy by the requisite three bishops on January 28, 1978. The Rt. Rev. Albert A. Chambers, retired Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, served as chief consecrator.

The Province of Christ the King has grown to three dioceses, maintaining a national cathedral in Georgetown, Washington D.C. and offices in San Francisco, Tulsa, and Washington D.C. In 1979, the Province of Christ the King established Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley, California. The Province embodies the historic Anglican faith that produced the King James Bible, writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, and Dorothy Sayers, eleven U.S. presidents and most of our nation’s founding fathers.

Visit the APCK website at www.anglicanpck.org.

MadonnaSJC2St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel

With the founding of St. Joseph’s Seminary Chapel, a parish was formed. Students residing in the adjoining house help with Sunday services.

The American Church Union, our Anglican publishing house, is headquartered here, offering works for seminarians, parishes, clergy, and laity, both classic reprints and contemporary publications.

Located close to U.C. Berkeley campus, we offer choral Eucharists, liturgical processions, devotional organ music, and traditional hymns, all to the glory of God in this university setting, as a witness to historic Anglican Christianity.

St. Joseph of ArimatheaSt.Joseph

Joseph of Arimathea is described in Matthew 27:57 as a rich man from the town of Arimathea, northwest of Jerusalem. Mark 15:43 and Luke 23:50-51 identify Joseph as a member of the Sanhedrin (Israel’s ruling council). He was a secret follower of Jesus who, according to Luke, did not consent to the condemnation of Jesus. According to John 19:39, Joseph buried Jesus in Joseph’s new tomb, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.

Tradition holds that St. Joseph of Arimathea, a sea trader in tin, brought the Holy Grail (the chalice of the Last Supper) to Glastonbury, England in the first century, founding English Christianity. Glastonbury traditions claim that Joseph was Mary’s uncle and thus related to Jesus.

The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches also venerate Joseph of Arimathea, linking the East with the West.

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St. Joseph’s Chapel, December 31-January 7, 2018, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, December 31, First Sunday after Christmas: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following

January 2, Tuesday, 2018: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

January 4, Thursday: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, January 7, First Sunday after the Epiphany: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following.

All welcome!

+ + +

Coming soon to St. Joseph’s Chapel:

“Elizabeth Woodville Grey, the White Queen: the Wars of the Roses through Her Eyes” 

Witness events that preceded the birth of the Anglican Church. Our 45 minute recitation includes video clips from the hit BBC/Starz TV series “The White Queen”. We begin with England after the Hundred Years War and birth of Elizabeth Woodville in 1436, and end with the Houses of York and Lancaster joining to create the House of Tudor and end the Wars of the Roses. Elizabeth Woodville Grey was ancestral mother to eleven English, Scottish, and French kings and queens, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.  She led a life of adversity, bravery, and intrigue.

Cast Members include: Queen Elizabeth – Patsy Ronat; King Edward IV – Gordon Gray “Bud” Warder (a descendant of Elizabeth Woodville Grey); Narrator – Kim Crow; Earl of Warwick & Lord Hastings – Fr. Lawrence Shaddix, Vicar; Production Assistant – Peggy Stevens.

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Light refreshments provided; free admission, RSVP requested. Email Peggy – peggy@kioskamerica.com; call or text Bud – 925-998-6603. For flyer: The White Queen

+ + +

New Bishops Consecrated:

Archbishop Morrison announces the consecrations of Peter F. Hansen (Diocese of the Western States) and Blair W. Schultz (Diocese of the Atlantic States) as Suffragan Bishops on Saint Matthew’s Day, September 21, 2017, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at All Saints Cathedral (more pics). Congratulations! Deo Gratias.

Welcome Brochure for students, visitors and the Berkeley community:  ST. JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY BROCHURE

Bishop Ashman’s Pastoral Letter: PASTORAL LETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

+ + +

The CHRISTUS REX, the Anglican Province of Christ the King newsletter: ChristusRex-V10-N4

St. Joseph’s 2017 Summer Session was a rewarding two weeks for all. We are looking forward to next year! For photos and videos please see our Facebook page. Photos are also on this site under Gallery.

+ + +

In honor of the life and love of Archbishop Robert Sherwood MorseArchbishop Morse Rest in Peace   Archbishop Morse’s Biography   In Memoriam, Special Edition Christus Rex

All Is Grace, a Collection of Pastoral Sermons by Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse released in May 2017 by the American Church Union. Visit www.AmericanChurchUnion.com for more information and to purchase online.

In Memoriam: Memorial Dedication, October 24, 2015, St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, Berkeley, California

In Memoriam: Video Tribute of his life

+ + +

St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, a parish of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, witnesses to Apostolic Christianity in the Anglican tradition (www.Anglicanpck.org).

Located a block from the University of California, Berkeley, the Chapel serves as the Archbishop’s Chapel and the Collegiate Chapel for St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological Seminary. It is also a parish home for neighboring university students and the Bay Area community.

We welcome you to worship with us!

Our History

SJC Dove

The Anglican Province of Christ the King

In the aftermath of World War II, attacks upon the Christian faith concerned many Episcopalians. These attacks peaked in the 1976 General Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when the Episcopal Church made sweeping changes, abandoning the liturgy, spirituality, and apostolic faith of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.  They allowed clergy to break their vows and renounce the doctrines and disciplines of the apostolic Church.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Episcopalian clergy and laity gathered in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri. They issued the Affirmation of St. Louis, confirming orthodox Christianity. With the authority of the Affirmation, six parishes formed the Anglican Province of Christ the King, electing the Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, rector of St. Peter’s, Oakland, as bishop. Father Morse was consecrated to the episcopacy by the requisite three bishops on January 28, 1978. The Rt. Rev. Albert A. Chambers, retired Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, served as chief consecrator.

The Province of Christ the King has grown to three dioceses, maintaining a national cathedral in Georgetown, Washington D.C. and offices in San Francisco, Tulsa, and Washington D.C. In 1979, the Province of Christ the King established Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley, California. The Province embodies the historic Anglican faith that produced the King James Bible, writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, and Dorothy Sayers, eleven U.S. presidents and most of our nation’s founding fathers.

Visit the APCK website at www.anglicanpck.org.

MadonnaSJC2St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel

With the founding of St. Joseph’s Seminary Chapel, a parish was formed. Students residing in the adjoining house help with Sunday services.

The American Church Union, our Anglican publishing house, is headquartered here, offering works for seminarians, parishes, clergy, and laity, both classic reprints and contemporary publications.

Located close to U.C. Berkeley campus, we offer choral Eucharists, liturgical processions, devotional organ music, and traditional hymns, all to the glory of God in this university setting, as a witness to historic Anglican Christianity.

St. Joseph of ArimatheaSt.Joseph

Joseph of Arimathea is described in Matthew 27:57 as a rich man from the town of Arimathea, northwest of Jerusalem. Mark 15:43 and Luke 23:50-51 identify Joseph as a member of the Sanhedrin (Israel’s ruling council). He was a secret follower of Jesus who, according to Luke, did not consent to the condemnation of Jesus. According to John 19:39, Joseph buried Jesus in Joseph’s new tomb, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.

Tradition holds that St. Joseph of Arimathea, a sea trader in tin, brought the Holy Grail (the chalice of the Last Supper) to Glastonbury, England in the first century, founding English Christianity. Glastonbury traditions claim that Joseph was Mary’s uncle and thus related to Jesus.

The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches also venerate Joseph of Arimathea, linking the East with the West.

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St. Joseph’s Chapel, December 24-31, 2017, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

December 24, Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve) and Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas): 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following. Due to the calendar this year, we will be celebrating both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on Sunday, December 24.

Thursday, December 28: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley

Sunday, December 31, First Sunday after Christmas: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following

All welcome!

+ + +

Coming to St. Joseph’s Chapel in 2018:

“Elizabeth Woodville Grey, the White Queen: the Wars of the Roses through Her Eyes” 

Witness events that preceded the birth of the Anglican Church. Our 45 minute recitation includes video clips from the hit BBC/Starz TV series “The White Queen”. We begin with England after the Hundred Years War and birth of Elizabeth Woodville in 1436, and end with the Houses of York and Lancaster joining to create the House of Tudor and end the Wars of the Roses. Elizabeth Woodville Grey was ancestral mother to eleven English, Scottish, and French kings and queens, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.  She led a life of adversity, bravery, and intrigue.

Cast Members include: Queen Elizabeth – Patsy Ronat; King Edward IV – Gordon Gray “Bud” Warder (a descendant of Elizabeth Woodville Grey); Narrator – Kim Crow; Earl of Warwick & Lord Hastings – Fr. Lawrence Shaddix, Vicar; Production Assistant – Peggy Stevens.

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Light refreshments provided; free admission, RSVP requested. Email Peggy – peggy@kioskamerica.com; call or text Bud – 925-998-6603. For flyer: The White Queen

+ + +

New Bishops Consecrated:

Archbishop Morrison announces the consecrations of Peter F. Hansen (Diocese of the Western States) and Blair W. Schultz (Diocese of the Atlantic States) as Suffragan Bishops on Saint Matthew’s Day, September 21, 2017, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at All Saints Cathedral (more pics). Congratulations! Deo Gratias.

Welcome Brochure for students, visitors and the Berkeley community:  ST. JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY BROCHURE

Bishop Ashman’s Pastoral Letter: PASTORAL LETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

+ + +

The CHRISTUS REX, the Anglican Province of Christ the King newsletter: ChristusRex-V10-N4

St. Joseph’s 2017 Summer Session was a rewarding two weeks for all. We are looking forward to next year! For photos and videos please see our Facebook page. Photos are also on this site under Gallery.

+ + +

In honor of the life and love of Archbishop Robert Sherwood MorseArchbishop Morse Rest in Peace   Archbishop Morse’s Biography   In Memoriam, Special Edition Christus Rex

All Is Grace, a Collection of Pastoral Sermons by Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse released in May 2017 by the American Church Union. Visit www.AmericanChurchUnion.com for more information and to purchase online.

In Memoriam: Memorial Dedication, October 24, 2015, St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, Berkeley, California

In Memoriam: Video Tribute of his life

+ + +

St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, a parish of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, witnesses to Apostolic Christianity in the Anglican tradition (www.Anglicanpck.org).

Located a block from the University of California, Berkeley, the Chapel serves as the Archbishop’s Chapel and the Collegiate Chapel for St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological Seminary. It is also a parish home for neighboring university students and the Bay Area community.

We welcome you to worship with us!

Our History

SJC DoveThe Anglican Province of Christ the King

In the aftermath of World War II, attacks upon the Christian faith concerned many Episcopalians. These attacks peaked in the 1976 General Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when the Episcopal Church made sweeping changes, abandoning the liturgy, spirituality, and apostolic faith of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.  They allowed clergy to break their vows and renounce the doctrines and disciplines of the apostolic Church.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Episcopalian clergy and laity gathered in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri. They issued the Affirmation of St. Louis, confirming orthodox Christianity. With the authority of the Affirmation, six parishes formed the Anglican Province of Christ the King, electing the Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, rector of St. Peter’s, Oakland, as bishop. Father Morse was consecrated to the episcopacy by the requisite three bishops on January 28, 1978. The Rt. Rev. Albert A. Chambers, retired Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, served as chief consecrator.

The Province of Christ the King has grown to three dioceses, maintaining a national cathedral in Georgetown, Washington D.C. and offices in San Francisco, Tulsa, and Washington D.C. In 1979, the Province of Christ the King established Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley, California. The Province embodies the historic Anglican faith that produced the King James Bible, writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, and Dorothy Sayers, eleven U.S. presidents and most of our nation’s founding fathers.

Visit the APCK website at www.anglicanpck.org.

MadonnaSJC2St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel

With the founding of St. Joseph’s Seminary Chapel, a parish was formed. Students residing in the adjoining house help with Sunday services.

The American Church Union, our Anglican publishing house, is headquartered here, offering works for seminarians, parishes, clergy, and laity, both classic reprints and contemporary publications.

Located close to U.C. Berkeley campus, we offer choral Eucharists, liturgical processions, devotional organ music, and traditional hymns, all to the glory of God in this university setting, as a witness to historic Anglican Christianity.

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Joseph of Arimathea is described in Matthew 27:57 as a rich man from the town of Arimathea, northwest of Jerusalem. Mark 15:43 and Luke 23:50-51 identify Joseph as a member of the Sanhedrin (Israel’s ruling council). He was a secret follower of Jesus who, according to Luke, did not consent to the condemnation of Jesus. According to John 19:39, Joseph buried Jesus in Joseph’s new tomb, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.

Tradition holds that St. Joseph of Arimathea, a sea trader in tin, brought the Holy Grail (the chalice of the Last Supper) to Glastonbury, England in the first century, founding English Christianity. Glastonbury traditions claim that Joseph was Mary’s uncle and thus related to Jesus.

The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches also venerate Joseph of Arimathea, linking the East with the West.

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