A Christian Community Growing
Closer to God Together

 

Located in downtown Wichita Falls, Church of the Good Shepherd is an Anglican church founded in 1884. Church of the Good Shepherd– a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth- brings together people of all ages to live life in community and to benefit from the ancient rhythms and spiritual practices of Christianity, and specifically from the traditions of the English (Anglican) Church.

Our process for spiritual health corresponds to Christ’s Greatest Commandment—to love the Lord our God (worship) with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength (grow), and to love our neighbors as ourselves (care). Our mission, then, is to reflect on life and encounter God by providing a way for everyone to: Worship in beauty, Grow together, and Care for one another and for our community.

 

Photography on the website courtesy of Nazim Kazi

More than just a beautiful building

 

Church of the Good Shepherd is more than just a beautiful building – it's a loving, welcoming community. As we build our community, we are intentional about living out through the week the faith we practice on Sunday mornings.

Our classic liturgy and hymns are as beautiful as the surrounding stained glass and hand-carved wooden detailing in the sanctuary, and the beauty of the church and her liturgy lifts us up as we worship within her walls.

 

 
View of Church of the Good Shepherd from 10th Street

View of Church of the Good Shepherd from 10th Street

Location 

downtown wichita falls

Church of the Good Shepherd is located in downtown Wichita Falls, between 10th and 11th Streets, on Burnett Street. 

Click here to see our location on Google Maps and to get directions from your location to the church.

Worship

Sundays

7:30 a.m. Simple Said Mass

10:30 a.m. Solemn Sung Mass
(Nursery Available)

Discipleship

SUNDAYS

9:30 a.M. Sunday School

Wednesdays

5:30 p.M. Generations

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Deacon Bill reads the Gospel from the aisle.

Deacon Bill reads the Gospel from the aisle.

What to Expect

Classic liturgy,
friendly people

As you walk through the doors of Church of the Good Shepherd, you will be greeted with a smile and handed a bulletin to use as your guide through the service. It will have all of the words, music, and instructions you will need during your time in the pew.

Using the Book of Common Prayer, one of the greatest works of the English language, our parishioners are nourished with a substantive faith, with deep roots in a living tradition. All of our liturgies are saturated with the scriptures, with ample opportunity to meditate deeply on the word of God. In the sacramental life of the Church, God gives himself to us as gift and we give ourselves to him.  

Parishioners sit listening to a sermon.

Parishioners sit listening to a sermon.

How to Dress

formal or casual?

Some people come to our church in casual clothes, some come in their "Sunday best." Some dress up for high feasts, like Christmas and Easter, and dress more casually on other Sundays. We recognize that newcomers may come from a variety of backgrounds, and we warmly welcome you, however you choose to dress. 

 

Music as Beautiful and Classic as the Architecture Surrounding It

Our organist, cantors, and choir bring the breadth of the classical sacred music tradition into our worship with hymns, psalms and other service music.

We believe that the beautiful music, as well as the visual art that surrounds us in the church's architecture, lifts up our minds to the contemplation of a beautiful God, and we are so grateful for all our musicians who enhance the beauty we experience on Sunday mornings with their gift of song. 

 

Living it up in Downtown Wichita Falls

 

We are proud to call downtown Wichita Falls our neighborhood. Visit the Downtown Wichita Falls website to learn more about the exciting revitalization of our historic downtown and discover new restaurants, galleries, events, and more!

We serve our neighborhood throughout the year by organizing regular donation drives to local downtown charities, like Interfaith Outreach located just down the street from us. Our parish also contributes to the life of down town through numerous events, like our famous annual Election Day Bazaar and Soup Sale, Historic Church Tours, and our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner.

Image of Wichita Falls skyline by Justin Cozart from Dallas, via Wikimedia Commons.