145 N. Main Street, Hiawassee, GA 30546 contact@ctkh.org 706.896.5519


Welcome to Christ the King Church, Hiawassee. We are a vibrant, Christ-centered, Bible-based, Spirit-filled church worshipping in the liturgical style. We are affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and part of the Anglican Diocese of the South (ADOTS).

We offer numerous opportunities each week for worship, Bible study, prayer, and friendship. Please check out our calendar and scroll down this page for the latest news from Christ the King Church. We would love to have you join us!

Sunday Services

Traditional Worship Service at 9AM (Service is about 1 hour 15 minutes)

Contemporary Worship Service at 10:30AM (Service is about 1 hour 30 minutes)

Wednesday Services

Morning Prayer at 7AM & 8AM (Services are about 30 minutes)

Noon Communion Service at 12PM (Service is about 30 minutes)


Christ the King Church is located downtown at 145 North Main Street (US76) Hiawassee, Georgia 30546. It is the red brick church on the south side of the street, across from the US Post Office. We are about 10 minutes from Hayesville, NC, about 25 minutes from Blairsville, GA, and about 30 minutes from Clayton, GA, Helen, GA and Murphy, NC.

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How to Love Well This Lent by +Carl Buffington

As promised, we are trying to post resources on our website regularly to help you engage a holy and meaningful Lent.

Here is a recent blog post by our friend and guest preacher, +Carl Buffington, titled How to Love Well this Lent. I commend it to you.



Holy Week Schedule 2023

Holy Week is a sacred time in the Christian calendar that leads up to Easter Sunday, the day on which we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the Anglican tradition, Holy Week is a time of reflection, penitence, and spiritual renewal. Below is a list of services and activities we have over Holy Week, along with a brief description of each.

Palm Sunday is April 2, 2023

There will be two services at 9AM (Traditional) and 10:30AM (Contemporary).

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. On this day, the Anglican Church celebrates with a procession of palms, a reminder of the palm branches that were laid before Jesus as he rode into the city. The service also includes a reading of the Passion narrative, which recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. The service will start in the parking lot as we will process into the sanctuary with palms. Communion will be served.

Reconciliation of  a Penitent Monday, April 3, 2023-Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Charlie+ will be providing opportunities to hear confession Monday through Wednesday during Holy Week.

Reconciliation of a Penitent is a rite in the Book of Common Prayer by which a minister of the church pronounces forgiveness of sin to a penitent in the name of Christ and the Church. It is particularly apt during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent.

Time can be scheduled for such a confession by emailing Charlie+. The secrecy of a confession is morally binding upon the clergy and will not to be broken. The content of the confession is not normally a matter of subsequent discussion. It is the Anglican belief in aural (heard) confession that all may, some should, and none must. It can be a powerful and life-changing experience, especially for those who struggle to feel forgiven.

Maundy Thursday is April 6, 2023

There will be one service at 6:30PM.

The next service in Holy Week is Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper. The name maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means commandment. This refers to Jesus’ new commandment to his disciples: to love one another as he has loved them. During this service, the Anglican Church remembers the Last Supper with a ceremonial washing of feet, a sign of humility and service. The Table is then stripped bare, symbolizing the abandonment of Jesus by his disciples. The service concludes in silence. Communion will be served. There will be no music. The service is expected to last about an hour.

Prayer Vigil Thursday, April 6, 2023-Friday, April 7, 2023

April 6, 2023 from 7:30PM (starting after the Maundy Thursday Service) until Friday, April 7, 2023  at 12PM, the time Jesus was thought to be crucified. It concludes with the Good Friday Service.

This is a time to pray and be with Jesus as he struggled and sweat blood in the Garden of Gethsemane while his disciples slept, was arrested, stood trial before the Roman authorities, was mocked by the crowd, abandoned by most of his followers, and was crucified. (Matthew 26:36-27:50) Sign-ups will be available soon.

Good Friday is April 7, 2023.

There will be one service at Noon; the time Jesus was thought to be crucified.

Good Friday is the day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In the Anglican tradition, the Good Friday service is a somber and reflective time, during which the Passion narrative is read and the Cross is venerated. This service serves as a reminder of the sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation, and it is a time for Christians to reflect on their own sins and the need for repentance. The service concludes in silence. Communion will be served from the Reserved Sacrament from the Maundy Thursday Service. There will be no music. The service is expected to last about an hour.

Easter Sunday is April 9, 2023

There will be two services at 9AM (Traditional) and 10:30AM (Contemporary).

The final service in Holy Week is Easter Sunday, the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. In the Anglican Church, the Easter Sunday service is a joyous and celebratory time, marked by the singing of hymns and the reading of the Easter Gospel. The message of Easter is one of hope and renewal, and it reminds Christians of the promise of eternal life that is offered through the resurrection of Jesus. Communion will be served.

A Lenten Examination of Conscience: The Southwell Litany

The Southwell Litany was composed by George Ridding, first bishop of Southwell, England (Church of England). As Lent is a time of prayer and repentance, this litany is most helpful for self-reflection and examination as one enters their prayer time.

From moral weakness, from hesitation, from fear of men and dread of responsibility; strengthen us with courage to speak the truth in love and self-control; and alike from the weakness of hasty violence and from the weakness of moral cowardice: Save us and help us, O Lord.

From weakness of judgment, from the indecision that can make no choice and from the irresolution that carries no choice into action; Strengthen our eyes to see and our wills to choose the right; And from losing opportunities to serve you, and from perplexing ourselves and others with uncertainties: Save us and help us, O Lord. Read More

An Excellent Primer on Anglicanism from Christianity.com

Christianity.com recently posted an article by Barton Gingerich, titled The Anglican Church: 10 Things Christians Should Know.

It is an excellent primer for those curious about Anglicanism and a great refresher for those already in the tradition. We commend the article to you.

It covers such things as:

  1.  How the Anglican Church came to be
  2.  The origins of the Book of Common Prayer
  3.  Queen Elizabeth & The Church of England
  4. The second death & restoration of Anglicanism
  5.  What Anglicans believe today
  6.  Anglican Sacraments
  7.  The parties and “flavors” of Anglicanism
  8.  The Anglican life
  9.  The Anglican realignment
  10.  The Anglican Church in North America

A Lenten Examination of Conscience based on the Ten Commandments

Beginning the Second Sunday of Lent, our liturgy will include reciting the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments until Holy Week. Below is a Lenten Examination of Conscience based on the Ten Commandments that can be used to reflect more deeply on the Commandments in your prayer time.

The First Commandment: I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before me.

Do we truly love God above all, or do we sometimes give greater importance to things of this world: money, image, looks, clothes, popularity or selfish desires?

Do we claim to have good values, but often bend or abandon them in order to fit in and be “part of the group?”

Do we turn to God in thankful prayer, or do we pray mostly when we want something?

Do we really want to be transformed by the will of God, or do we just use our religion in order to “look” like good Christian people? Read More

Offertory: A Lenten Musical Journey with Tim Bethea (Recorded)

We had a fantastic evening Saturday, March 5, 2023 at Offertory: A Lenten Musical Journey, featuring Tim Bethea. Tim performed his entire album for us live while telling the stories behind the songs along the way. The Spirit was palpable. The feedback was tremendous. You may pick up a copy of Tim’s CD in the narthex while they last.

Just a reminder that the concert was streamed and can be viewed in our archives.

Georgia Mountain Pregnancy Center Fundraiser Thursday, March 30, 2023

The 6th Annual GMPC Fundraiser will be Thursday, March 30, 2023. There will be two seatings: Luncheon at Noon or and Dinner at 6PM. The event is at the House of Prayer Family Life Center, 1400 Pat Colwell Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.

The meal offering is chicken, vegetarian, or gluten free.

For those who attended last year, Mike Williams is again the guest speaker. Last year, he was funny and very informative.

As a reminder this is the annual fund raising event for GMPC so, while the meal is free, your tax deductible donation is appreciated.

John Alger can take your reservation in the second service, or, you can contact him using our directory.

Finally, if you can not attend but would like to make a donation, John can arrange that too.

Photos from the Institution of Rev. Charlie Vensel Sunday, February 5, 2023

Archbishop Foley Beach visited Christ the King Church in Hiawassee, GA, on Sunday, February 5, 2023 and installed the Rev. Charlie Vensel as our Rector. Thanks be to God! It was a blessed event.