History of All Saints’ Anglican Church

Historical Landmark

“The country church of Talbert” is a traditional Anglican (ACA) church using The 1928 Book of Common Prayer.

We are Biblical and Sacramental; that is, we are centered in prayer and worship. We are a small and friendly family in this historic Talbert community. This country church of Talbert, in the area once known as The Gospel Swamps, has been in almost continuous use as a house of worship for nearly a century.

Mr. Talbet bought the acreage in 1896 and in the early 1900’s gave an acre and $50. to the Methodist Church (an offshoot from Anglicanism) to erect most of the current building. The church as been Anglican for over 40 years and is a registered landmark in the state of California.

We are part of the Anglican Church in America, which has its roots in the English Catholic (i.e. Whole) Church that was born within 200 years of Christ’s life on earth. Today’s Anglican Church is a continuation of the old church under the care of a bishop and other clergy who remain loyal to the traditional Christian faith and practice. We desire, as our Baptismal commitment says, to “follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We believe that our present bishops have authority delegated to them by the Laying on of Hands, which reaches back to the time of the Apostles.