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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Anglicans in the City of St Francis

Restoration work has just been completed at St Leonard‘s Church, the home of the Church of England's congregation in the city of Assisi. The chancel of this medieval church is pictured above, with a fresco which has been authenticated as a work of Giovanni di Corraduccio painted during the period from 1404 to 1436.

The Anglican community meets each Sunday in this church kindly loaned to us by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Assisi. The core congregation is not large, however, they are committed to their role to provide a spiritual home and support to the many English-speaking pilgrims and visitors to the city of St Francis. It has developed a wide-ranging, indeed global network of friends and connections.

The priest is himself a Franciscan Friar, Brother Tom SSF. He is pictured below in the brown habit. The Society of St Francis (SSF) is an Anglican religious order.  We are very happy for our collaboration with the SSF in this ministry of welcome, hospitality and ecumenical fellowship. More information about the order can be found here. Information on the Anglican Church in Assisi can be found here.

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