St. Charles’ New Poulsbo Location

St. Charles Anglican Church has moved from its longtime Poulsbo location to a new home at 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 205 in Poulsbo.

June 8, 2014

St. Charles remains a vibrant part of Poulsbo.

The church was in its prior location since 1965, when the Herrold family donated land at Highway 305 and Little Valley Road in Poulsbo. Portable buildings (a classroom size building for the church and several single wide size buildings for office and classroom space) were set up in a week’s time. Vicar of the North Kitsap Episcopal Mission conducted Sunday services (8:00 and 9:00) at St. Charles, Poulsbo, then drove to Port Gamble for Sunday service at St. Paul’s (11:00).

In 1978, a new sanctuary was dedicated at St. Charles, Poulsbo. Congregation members did much of the interior finish work. Portable classroom size church building became the parish hall.

St. Charles is open to all who seek to worship the Lord. It is an orthodox Anglican Communion community that believes in traditional biblical understanding. St. Charles is an active fellowship and its members are increasingly involved in the everyday function of our church and community.

FROM BISHOP KEVIN BOND ALLEN

Dear Friends in Christ:

I was very blessed and honored to a part of the great moving day Celebration at St. Charles’ Anglican Church in Poulsbo last Sunday. Fr. Duncan Clark and the lay leaders did an outstanding job of securing a new worship home, preparing it for worship and leading a Spirit led service. We honored the years of ministry in the original church building, cried tears for what we were leaving behind, and praised God for the future the Holy Spirit was leading us to as we joyfully marched to the new worship home where we celebrated our first Holy Communion in residence. It was a great witness to the community and spiritually uplifting event in the life of our Church, St. Charles

BISHOP ALLEN PREACHES LAST SERVICE AT ST CHARLES PROPERTY

Relocate 1Pentecost Sunday was an historic milestone for members of St. Charles in Poulsbo as the congregation began their last service in the location they have been worshiping in since 1978. The parish has been operating under a Covenant with the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia since 2006. This Covenant ends June 30 and this frees Olympia to sue us for the property which they have indicated they would. St Charles parish membership take seriously the admonition in 1st Corinthians that we should not participate in litigation and have decided that time, talent and treasure should go toward the Great Commandment and Great Commission.

A new venue one half mile distant has been leased and will be a 24/7 church home that is smaller but with all essential elements for a full service church home. After the sermon, held in the former venue, the parishioners processed to the new location. Poulsbo police facilitated crossing busy intersections. The old building was deconsecrated by Bishop Allen to become a secular site.

After the procession to the new site, the Eucharistic celebration continued with the Peace and Offertory. Bishop Allen consecrated this new space for the praise and glory of God to carry out His purposes for this congregation. A reception followed.