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 10:45 AM (Service is about 1 hour 30 minutes)

Wednesday Service

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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Christmas Caroling, Brunswick Stew and Hot Drinks on Saturday, December 9, 2023

NOTICE: DATE CHANGE Since the Towns County Christmas Parade has been moved from Saturday, 12/2 to Saturday, 12/9 due to weather forecasts, we have moved our caroling and festivities to Saturday, 12/9 as well. The Christmas Concert, however, will continue on Saturday, 12/2.

Join the CTK family for caroling on the steps of the church, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. We’ll have Brunswick stew and cornbread from Turk McKinnon, and plenty of hot drinks. We will be entertaining our neighbors as they arrive for the Towns County Christmas Parade and line our streets. This is a great way to meet and bless our neighbors. See you there.

CTK Christmas Concert: A Celtic Christmas Ceilidh featuring “Fine Sprits” on Saturday, December 2, 2023

Christ the King Church opens its doors to the community on Saturday, December 2nd at 3PM to the Celtic music group “Fine Spirits.” The concert is titled “A Celtic Christmas Ceilidh,” and the audience will be treated to sacred and secular Christmas Music from the Celtic lands in a warm, informal setting.

“We are thrilled to host a couple of concerts a year at Christ the King Church,” says Reverend Charlie Vensel. “They are all open to the public. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the Christmas season than to have ‘Fine Spirits’ join us for our Christmas concert. We know it will be quality music, entertaining, and celebratory.” The event would be best enjoyed by anyone over age 8.

The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. and will finish in plenty of time for concert-goers to leave for home before the Hiawassee Sheriff’s Christmas Parade begins. No tickets are necessary.

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What is Christ the King Sunday?

Christ the King Sunday holds a special place in the liturgical calendar of the Anglican Church. This feast, observed on the last Sunday before Advent, serves as a powerful reminder of the sovereignty of Christ and the significance of his reign in the hearts of Anglican believers. Rooted in centuries of tradition, this celebration stands as a testament to the Anglican commitment to worship, reflection, and the acknowledgment of Jesus as the supreme ruler.

The origins of Christ the King Sunday trace back to the Roman Catholic Church, where Pope Pius XI established it in 1925 as a response to the growing secularism and the challenges posed by ideologies that sought to replace Christ’s authority. The Anglican Communion embraced this celebration, recognizing the need to reaffirm the lordship of Christ in a world fraught with shifting values. Read More

Shop with a Sheriff Spaghetti Dinner 2023

What a delicious spaghetti dinner hosted by Wayne and his crew. Excellent food, great benefit for children and enjoyed by all!

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What is All Saints Day?

All Saints’ Day holds a special place of reverence and celebration within the liturgical calendar. Rooted in Christian history and theology, All Saints’ Day serves as a poignant reminder of the interconnectedness of the Church, both earthly (the Church Militant) and heavenly (the Church Triumphant). Celebrated on the Sunday closest to November 1st, All Saints’ Day is a time for Anglicans to honor the saints who have gone before, acknowledging their exemplary lives and enduring legacies.

In the Anglican Communion, the observance of All Saints’ Day is characterized by a profound sense of continuity with the historical Church. Anglicans believe in the “communion of saints,” a concept that underscores the unity of the entire body of Christ, transcending time and space. This communion encompasses the living members of the Church, those who have passed on to the heavenly realm, and those still on their pilgrim journey on earth. All Saints’ Day is an occasion to celebrate this mystical connection and express gratitude for the saints who have played pivotal roles in shaping the faith. Read More

Friendly Reminder: Set Clocks Back 1 Hr on Saturday Night

Dear CTK Family,

Just a friendly reminder to set your clocks back 1 hour this Saturday evening.

Ladies’ Luncheon on Saturday, November 18

Ladies Luncheon

We will be enjoying a new restaurant for our group luncheon at The Grill at Mountain Harbour Golf Course in Hayesville, NC. Reserve the date on  your calendars for November 18th at 11:30 am.

The Grill at Mountain Harbour Golf Course
1665 Mountain Harbour Drive Hayesville, NC 28904

Please sign up online or contact Becky or Karen.

The Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 8, 2023

Christ the King had short service for The Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 3PM. The Blessing of the Animals is tied to St. Francis of Assisi (see below). We had a good turn out on a beautiful afteroon.

Who Was St. Francis?

Saint Francis’s original name was Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone. He was born around 1181 in Assisi, in what is now Italy.

In his adult life, Francis had experiences that inspired him to give up all his possessions and to live in poverty. St. Francis founded the Franciscan Order of Friars in 1209. They are a Roman Catholic order deeply committed to charity, benevolence, and selflessness, giving up their worldly goods and living in poverty.

Francis thought that nature was the mirror of God. He called all creatures his “brothers” and “sisters.” There are stories of him preaching to the birds and speaking with wolves.

Francis died in Assisi on October 3, 1226. He was canonized, or made a saint, on July 16, 1228. His feast day is October 4 and around the world there are special services to bless animals and celebrate nature on or around his feast day. At Christ the King, we have The Blessing of the Animals on the Sunday nearest St. Francis Day.