What We Believe

As members of the Anglican Communion within the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church, we affirm the faith which is uniquely revealed in the holy Scriptures, set forth in the catholic creeds, and witnessed to in the historic Anglican formularies.

We lay special emphasis on the grace of God — His unmerited mercy — as expressed in these seven doctrines.

God as the Source of Grace

In continuity with the teaching of holy Scripture and the Christian creeds, we worship one God in three Persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God has created all things, and us in His own image; all life, truth, holiness, and beauty come from Him

The Bible as the Revelation of Grace

We receive the canonical books of the Old and New Testament as the wholly reliable revelation and record of God’s grace, given by the Holy Spirit as the true word of God written

The Atonement as the Work of Grace

We believe that Jesus Christ came to save lost sinners. Though sinless, He bore our sins, and their judgment, on the cross, thus accomplishing our salvation.

The Church as the Community of Grace

We hold that the Church is God’s covenant community, whose members, drawn from every nation, having been justified by grace through faith, inherit the promises made to Abraham and fulfilled in Christ. As a fellowship of the Spirit manifesting His fruit and exercising His gifts, it is called to worship God, grow in grace, and bear witness to Him and His Kingdom.

The Sacraments as the Signs and Seals of Grace

We maintain that the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion proclaim the gospel as effective and visible signs of our justification and sanctification, and as true means of God’s grace to those who repent and believe

Baptism is the sign of forgiveness of sin, the gift of the Spirit, new birth to righteousness and entry into the fellowship of the People of God.

Holy communion is the sign of the living, nourishing presence of Christ through His Spirit to His people; the memorial of His one, perfect completed and all-sufficient sacrifice for sin, from whose achievement all may benefit but in whose atoning self-offering none can share; and an occasion to offer through Him our sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise.

Ministry as the Stewardship of Grace

We share, as the people of God, in a royal priesthood common to the whole Church, and in the community of the Suffering Servant. Our mission is the proclamation of the gospel by the preaching of the word, as well as by caring for the needy, challenging evil and promoting justice and a more responsible use of the world’s resources.

Christ’s Return as the Triumph of Grace

We look forward expectantly to the final manifestation of Christ’s grace and glory when He comes again to raise the dead, judge the world, vindicate His chosen and bring His Kingdom to its eternal fulfillment in the new heaven and the new earth