As members of the Episcopal Church, we are also part of the Anglican Communion, a worldwide group of over 85 million people in 38 provinces spread across more than 165 countries.
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and believe in one God, present as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We study the Bible as God’s message of transformative love and the history of God’s people.
Our Anglican heritage reminds us that authentic faith is grounded in Scripture, illuminated by the Tradition left by Christians throughout the ages, and informed by our sense of reason and our personal experience.
We worship with the Book of Common Prayer, which is the liturgical prayer of our church. We gather as people of God to celebrate the Holy Eucharist together each Sunday, and Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, regardless of religious background or age. In addition to Communion, we continue to offer the rest of the traditional seven sacraments as means of God’s grace.
In our church, we ordain as deacons, priests, and bishops all who God has called to ministry, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or relationship status. We also believe that lay people should exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous and may be blessed by God and the church, and we also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.
We affirm the primacy of conscience, and trust that issues, such as family planning, are very personal decisions.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.