The people of Canterbury have built a House that stands as a nonjudgmental place to rest, refresh, rethink, and retool. This is a treasured place, not only for our own community, but also for the Diocese at large.
The time is now for us to come together, take some major risks, commit to a single vision, and communicate and collaborate in the service of setting our corner of the world ablaze with the love of God. The theme of our 2020 stewardship effort is Canterbury Forward. We move together into the future with boldness by:
- refreshing and unifying people through music in vibrant liturgy and by introducing people, especially the un-churched, to the beautiful sanctuary of Canterbury
- revitalizing campus and community ministry, engaging with our neighbors in efforts to bring the justice of God to bear
- exploring the nature of spirituality and the arts within our beautiful House
We are committed to thriving, not just getting by. We want to set the world ablaze with the love of God and its purifying, transformative fire.
Canterbury’s vitality is in our hands in a way it has not been before. It is up to us to move Canterbury Forward in charity and generosity and set the world ablaze.
Come Holy Spirit, our souls inspire, enlighten us with celestial fire.
St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization and as such your tithes and offerings are tax deductible. Parish income goes to support not only administration and programs within the church community, but also outwardly to the Diocese of the Rio Grande and numerous charitable causes as elected by the vestry and congregation. Financial resources are carefully managed and disbursed based on annual budgeting which is oriented around parish priorities and commitments. We invite you to contribute financially and you may do so by the following means:
Make checks out to St. Thomas of Canterbury and note any specific intentions.
St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church
425 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
2) Online using Paypal
Just click the yellow “Donate” button, below.
Check with your bank to set up a recurring donation directly from your bank account.
4) Contact us to include Canterbury in your estate planning!
According to the Book of Common Prayer (p. 445),
…the Minister of the Congregation is directed to instruct the people, from time to time, about the duty of Christian parents to make prudent provision for the well-being of their families, and of all persons to make wills, while they are in health, arranging for the disposal of their temporal goods, not neglecting, if they are able, to leave bequests for religious and charitable uses.
Our parish budget is 95% based on parishioner commitments. If you feel called to make a regular monthly gift or financial pledge to the work of the church, please fill out a Pledge Card and return it to us. Please contact us for details. Learn more about how we approach the notion of Stewardship as a community of faith.