Although we are known as Anglicans, we are first and foremost Christians. As Christians, we ground ourselves in Jesus Christ and the Good News he proclaimed of God’s desire for all people to have life and have it to the full.
We seek to discern God’s call for us through prayer, worship, and the study of God’s holy Word, the Bible. Compelled by Jesus’ proclamation of God’s kingdom, we work for the good of all through works of justice and advocacy for the dignity and rights of every human person.
Unlike many other Christian denominations, we Anglicans do not profess a particular confession, or statement of belief. Rather, we affirm the classic Christian statements of faith, such as the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Anthanasian Creed. Furthermore, we believe that we encounter the living God in the Bible and in God’s holy Sacrament, the Eucharist, also known as the Lord’s Supper.
As Anglicans we consider ourselves both catholic and reformed. We are catholic in that our faith is broad and universal, deeply rooted in the historic faith of the early Christians while also encountered in the Church throughout the world today. We are reformed in that our expression and understanding of Christian faith was greatly shaped by the Reformation in the sixteenth century and articulated in the 39 Articles.
We Anglicans celebrate the rich diversity within the Church. You will likely experience many different forms of worship not only between different Anglican churches, but also within a parish community. Some Anglicans may find their nourishment in classic forms of prayer and worship with icons and rich liturgies, while others will be fed by contemporary expressions of prayer with praise bands and simple forms of worship. Yet we are all united in Jesus Christ as his living body active in the world today.
One of the best ways for you to learn more about our expression of the Christian faith is to join us in worship on Sundays at either our 8:00 or 10:00 services. Our services, or liturgies, express what we believe and nourish and sustain us as we make our journey of faith. We welcome you to our church and invite you to come as you are; we have no special dress code or rules. Just be yourself; we want to get to know you and walk with you as you make your journey.
Finally, if you want to learn more and engage in lively conversation, we invite you to join us for one of our adult learning programmes. Children are also welcome and encouraged to share in our worship and to participate each week in our lively and engaging Sunday school.