Bryan Lilly

Bryan Lilly


The Rev. Bryan Lilly is an ordained deacon discerning a call to the priesthood in the Anglican Diocese of Christ Our Hope. He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, with his wife and two children, where they are helping to start a new Anglican mission with Mission Hope: WV. Bryan is active in the Anglican Creation Care Network and is passionate about the outdoors, the arts, and all things Appalachia.

Cultivating a Robust Ministry of Deacons

Posted on September 21, 2023

As Anglicans, we have inherited a rich and robust theology of the diaconal office. We believe that deacons are essential and necessary for a healthy Church. Despite this, our stewardship of the office has not always yielded an equally rich and robust diaconal ministry. Why do we have such a disconnect between theology and practice?…