HISTORY OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS CHURCHThe Church of the Guardian Angels was founded in 1961 as a Mission of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Lake Worth to meet the needs of a growing community. Fr. Charles B. Farrar was the first priest to be appointed Vicar. The Mission was housed in two stores on what is now Lantana Road.
On February 1, 1963, the congregation moved to the present location on Cardinal Lane in Lantana using a portable church building that was placed on a concrete pad that still exists. The Parish Hall and four classrooms were built in 1965 with the worship services continuing to be held in the portable church
After ten years as a mission, the Parish became self-supporting in 1971. Fr. Kennedy became the first Rector. Construction of the Parish Church began in 1979 and the first Mass was celebrated there on Lady Day in 1983. The church was consecrated in 1991 by Bishop Schofield.
In 1989, the rectory was built on the western side of the church property. In its short 48-year history the parish has received three substantial legacies from faithful parishioners. One made the construction of the church possible and another paid for the rectory and the installation of the pipe organ. A significant gift made it possible to pay off the mortgage on the church in 1999.
Fr. Kennedy retired in 2003 and was followed by Fr. Craig O’ Brien as the second rector from 2003 until February 2007. In 2007, Fr. Kennedy came out of retirement to lead the parish once again, This time as Priest-in-Charge. Fr. Kennedy continues to direct the parish as a search for a new Rector continues.