What is an Anglican?

An Anglican is part of a large family of Christians that have descended from the church in England.  As part of that worldwide Anglican family, we have the following characteristics in our churches:

We are HISTORICAL because we remain connected to the great tradition of the Christian church going back to the first century.

We are BIBLICAL because we look to the Bible as the final authority for what we believe and how we behave.

We are LITURGICAL because we worship according to beautiful set forms given to us in The Book of Common Prayer.

We are SACRAMENTAL because we believe that holy baptism is the entry into the church and holy communion is the regular Sunday service.

We are GLOBAL because we have 85 million sisters and brothers in Anglican churches throughout the whole world.

We are MISSIONAL because we long for all to hear about the love of God made known in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.