The Venerable Michael J. McKinnon (a.k.a., “Fr. Michael”) was born and raised in southern New England. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and History from Central Connecticut State University in 1991, a Diploma of Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale (CT) in 1994, a Master of Divinity Degree from Yale University (CT) in 1994 and a Master of Sacred Theology Degree from Nashotah House Seminary (WI) in 1997. He was ordained a Deacon on July 9, 1995 and a Priest on December 4, 1996 by The Right Reverend Donald F. Harvey, then Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador and now Bishop of the Diocese of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) and a Member of the House of Bishops in the Province of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
Fr. Michael & his wife Christine married in 2002. They have two beautiful little girls, Sarah and Rebecca. Fr. Michael and his family reside in Marlborough, MA. Fr. Michael proudly serves as the Chaplain for the Marlborough Fire Department.
In October of 2004, Fr. Michael came to Marlborough, MA to serve as Rector of the (Episcopal) Church of the Holy Trinity. On November 1, 2007, the church family of The Church of the Holy Trinity affiliated with the Anglican Mission in America and a new church was born: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Marlborough, MA. In October 2009, the church transferred to the Diocese of the Anglican Network in Canada (& New England), with Bishop Donald Harvey serving as Bishop. Fr. Michael continues to serve as the Priest and Pastor of this church.
On Sunday, August 15, 2010 Fr. Michael was appointed Archdeacon of New England. The Anglican Archdeaconry in New England now has congregations in Marlborough, MA (two locations); Medway, MA; Attleboro, MA and Rutland, VT.
“I think it is a good thing that people no longer fill the churches just because the doors are open. It has forced out to literally go out among the people, to bring Jesus anew to the culture”, Fr. Michael said. Holy Trinity Anglican Church is committed to making Jesus Christ known in the hearts and lives of people through worship, evangelism, outreach and church planting.
Fr. Michael describes himself as an “evangelical Catholic” who is fully committed to “The Anglican Way”.