Our Rector

Rev. Canon Henry Jansma, Ph.D. has lived in the United States and in England. Prior to planting All Souls Anglican in 2014, Henry also served in the Church of England (1991-2001) and the Episcopal Church (2001-2013). Canonically resident in the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word, Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), he also serves as Canon Theologian for the Diocese.

Henry has degrees from Northeastern Bible College (B.A.), Westminster Seminary Philadelphia (M.A.R.), Lincoln Theological College, UK (Certificate in Ministry and Mission) and The University of Durham, UK (Ph.D.). His Ph.D. thesis is The Prophetic Office in the Theology of John Calvin. Henry remains a student of the Reformation period, particularly in early Anglican theology and the Elizabethan Puritan movement.

He served as Assistant Curate of St. Mary and St. Nicolas, Spalding a large town parish church in the fens of southeastern Lincolnshire and as a part-time hospital chaplain. He was later installed as Vicar of St. Aidan’s, Cleethorpes, an inner-city parish in Northeast Lincolnshire and was a regular speaker on BBC Radio Humberside’s Pause for Thought. In 2001 he was appointed the Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Haddon Heights.

He lives with his wife Barbara in Mt. Ephraim NJ. He is a keen gardener, spending many happy hours in his traditional cottage back garden.