Statement of Belief

The Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the word of God and “contain all Doctrine required as necessary for eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.”

The three great Creeds of the Church (Apostles’, Nicene, Athanasian) proclaim essential doctrines of the Christian faith as proven in the Scriptures.

The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion contain true doctrine of the Church and are authoritative for Anglicans today.

The historic 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the Ordinal are the standards of Anglican sacramental and liturgical worship. Local adaptations of these standards should preserve the historic Christian doctrine and essential forms contained therein.

While there is freedom in secondary matters, the Anglican sacramental and liturgical heritage is necessarily bound in the doctrines of Christ, which must be taught in accord with the consensual, historic reading of the Holy Scriptures as practiced in the apostolic tradition.