Our Parish

Church of the Advent of Christ the King is an historic Anglo-Catholic parish of the Episcopal Diocese of California, which is part of the Anglican Communion of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 

There are a multitude of opportunities for Christian service at Church of the Advent. Listed below is a selection of the ministries we offer:



The Acolytes assist at the Masses on Sundays and weekdays. They may bear torches, carry the crucifix or incense, serve as subdeacon or master of ceremonies, or assist the celebrant at low Masses. Acolytes must be communicants in good standing.

Contact Information

Fr Paul Allick

Altar Guilds

The Altar Guild makes the material preparations for services at the altar. Members clean and care for the sacred vessels, maintain and set out the vestments and linens, and put these items away after Masses. Most of the work is done on Saturdays and Sundays. Members must be communicants in good standing.

Contact Information

Mr. Sam Cantin

Fr John Porter


Flower Guild

The Flower Guild buys and arranges the flowers for Sunday services. The members usually work individually, taking a turn no more than once a month.

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No Current Contact

Intercessors, Chalice Bearers, and Oblationers

The Intercessors, Chalice Bearers and Oblationers serve a variety of roles at Solemn Masses. Intercessors offer the Prayers of the People, chalice bearers administer the chalice at low and Solemn Masses, and oblationers bring the gifts of bread and wine to the altar.

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No Current Contact

Regina Coeli Cell of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Regina Coeli Cell of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham is part of an international devotional society whose principal ministry is intercessory prayer and promotion of Catholic devotion to Mary. Members pray daily according to requests from parishioners and meet quaterly to pray the Rosary and participate in a Mass for the Holy House of Walsingham.

October 15, 2018, 6:30 pm: Mass for the Translation of Our Lady of Walsingham

Fr Mesrop Ash, Armenian Apostolic Church, San Francisco - preacher

Donations are needed to support music for the event

Contact Information

Michael Stroup



The Ushers welcome and seat people at services, hands out worship materials, takes the offering, and tidies up the church after everyone leaves.

Contact Information

Chip Heath



Coffee Hour Hosts

Coffee Hour Hosts provide light refreshments after the Solemn Mass on Sundays

and are responsible for both setup and cleanup.


First Sunday hosts:

Stephen Rucker, Pamela Vaughn

Second Sunday hosts:

Fr John Porter, Thomas Veitch

Third Sunday hosts:

Ronald Eaton, Ler Nelson

Fourth Sunday hosts:

Bonnie Barberini, David Riccomini, Lenda Fe Taylor

Fifth Sunday hosts:  The Vestry

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Bonnie Barberini

Library Committee

The Library Committee oversees the parish library, which covers a full range of religious topics.

Contact Information

Suzanne Thompson


The Christian Education Committee

The Christian Education Committee plans educational programs for the parish throughout the year and assists the Rector in teaching the Inquirer's Class for those seeking confirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church.

Contact Information

Dr Lër Nelson

Behind the Scenes

Buildings & Grounds Committee

The Garden Committee maintain the church garden. They plant, prune, rake, weed and generally care for the grounds on a weekly basis.

Contact Information

Viliami Dauwe


Office Volunteers

Office Volunteers assist with clerical duties as needed, such as typing, folding Mass bulletins, and preparing mailings.

Contact Information

Fr Paul Allick