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Apostolic Celtic Church

Discover a new way of experiencing your faith at the Apostolic Celtic Church. If church has become a mere checkmark on your weekly to-do list or you feel disconnected from your spiritual life, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey with us. Rooted in the rich traditions of the Celtic faith, our Christian community offers a refreshing perspective on worship and fellowship. Embracing the essence of the Great Commandments—to love God and love our neighbor—we find purpose in treating everyone we encounter as a reflection of Christ. As St. John Chrysostom wisely said, “If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find him in the Chalice.”

Explore our website to learn more about who we are, our close-knit communities, and the dedicated individuals who guide us. Immerse yourself in the warmth and authenticity of our Christian fellowship. Together, we strive to live out these Great Commandments, recognizing the divine in every person we encounter. Come, join us in rediscovering the true meaning of worship, cultivating meaningful connections, and nurturing your spiritual journey. Let us embark on this transformative path together.

❝If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find him in the Chalice.❞

– St. John Chrysostom

About Us

Welcome to the Apostolic Celtic Church, a pre-Nicene, Celtic community where faith and daily life intertwine. With a profound reverence for God’s creation, we embrace simplicity and seek a deep connection with our spiritual practices.

Central to our beliefs is the recognition of sacraments as sacred encounters between God and humanity. Through fellowship, worship, prayer, scripture study, and practices inspired by the early church, we commit ourselves to spiritual growth and unity.

Our Christian faith transcends divisions, encompassing people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. All are invited to join us at the Lord’s Table, experiencing the inclusive nature of our community.

Curious to learn more about our rich traditions, meaningful worship, and the values that shape our journey? Click below to discover the depth of our faith and the transformative power of our community. Let us embark on this spiritual expedition together.

Communities

Leadership

At the Apostolic Celtic Church, our community is guided by a dedicated group of leaders who uphold the values and teachings of our faith. Among them, the Primus and the Provost hold important roles. The Primus, elected from the College of Bishops, provides leadership and represents our church. The Provost, on the other hand, is responsible for education and the formation of clergy. Learn more about our leadership and the College of Bishops by cling the links below.

Bishop Lyle Wilson

Primus

Guiding the Apostolic Celtic Church with wisdom and dedication is our Primus, Bishop Lyle Wilson. With a rich Christian background and a deep affinity for the contemplative and mystical traditions, Lyle brings a wealth of experience and spiritual insight to his role as the leader of our church.

Lyle’s lifelong passion for service is evident through his remarkable career in healthcare and education. With decades of experience in these fields, he has made a lasting impact on the lives of many. Now, as the Primus of the ACC, Lyle’s focus is on providing visionary leadership and fostering the spiritual growth of our community.

Lyle’s commitment to the education and development of our clergy is unwavering. Drawing upon his extensive background in teaching and curriculum development, he shares his wealth of knowledge with our community. Under his guidance, the Apostolic Celtic Church continues to grow, nurturing the faith of our members and empowering our community to make a positive difference in the world.

Bishop Ron Shelton

Provost

Ron Shelton, former Primus of the ACC, now serves as the Provost, overseeing the gathering and dissemination of the rich teachings and wisdom passed down by previous leaders in the movement. Since his retirement as Primus in 2018, Ron has been diligently collecting and sharing these invaluable teachings with the church community. Additionally, he played a pivotal role as the founder of the St. Andrews parish in Black Mountain, NC, leaving a lasting legacy within the ACC. As Provost, Ron’s passion lies in nurturing spiritual growth and fostering a deeper understanding of the Celtic Church’s traditions.