Canterbury at WT is an Episcopal campus ministry at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in Canyon, Texas. Please read below to find out more about us, our events and activities, and how you can be part!
How can I find out about events?
Click on Get in Touch below, and/or follow us on Instagram: @canterbury_wtamu
If you'd like info on joining Canterbury, being notified of future events, visiting with our faculty sponsor or a priest, or just about anything else, let us know here!
Who is Canterbury at WT?
We are a welcoming and loving community of Christian faith for the students of WTAMU.
We are learners. University years are dedicated to learning, and learning does not happen without asking wholehearted questions and hearing answers with an open mind. We encourage each other in our intellectual and spiritual formation, recognizing that one person's journey may look very different from another's.
We are relational. We know that growth happens best in a loving, supportive community. We value the relationships we have with one another, with our larger university community, with the local Panhandle area, and with the Episcopal Church.
We are inclusive. We believe that "y'all" really does mean "all." We welcome questioners and seekers and newcomers and cradle Episcopalians alike. We welcome all WTAMU students, regardless of previous church experience (or lack thereof), age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, race, color, and/or disability.
We are supported in love and fellowship by the people of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Amarillo, Texas, located just up the road from Canyon.
What do you believe?
We believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God. We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We believe that God is the creator of Heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. This means that the universe is good, that it is the work of a single loving God who creates, sustains, and directs it.
We believe that a loving God created a universe that is good, and sent his only begotten Son to reconcile all into the full redemption of that goodness. As such, we know that we are not capable of sitting in judgment of each other.
We believe that the mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
We believe that God is part of all that we do, and as such, we believe it is our duty to love and serve Christ in every person, making sure that everyone feels welcome and is able to participate fully in our liturgical and sacramental life together. No one is excluded or limited in their role because of previous church experiences (or lack thereof) or because of their age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, race, color, and/or disability.
We believe in racial justice, healing, and reconciliation, and we believe in loving care of our earth through environmental stewardship and the reduction of our climate impact.
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
What is the Episcopal Church?
As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world. To find out more about the Episcopal Church, click here.
I'm not an Episcopalian.
Can I still come to your events?
Absolutely! All WTAMU students are welcome at Canterbury, regardless of past or present religious affiliation (or the lack thereof).