Our Beliefs

We believe and confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him.

We confess the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation.

We confess Baptism and the Supper of the Lord to be Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel.

We confess the three Catholic Creeds: the Apostles', the Nicene, and the Athanasian.

We receive The Book of Common Prayer as set forth by the Church of England in 1662, together with the Ordinal attached to the same, as a standard for Anglican doctrine and discipline.

We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense.

In all these things, the Anglican Church in North America is determined by the help of God to hold and maintain as the Anglican Way has received them the doctrine, discipline and worship of Christ.

The Anglican Church

About

The Anglican Church in North America unites 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. On April 16, 2009 it was recognized as a province of the global Anglican Communion, by the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Church.


What we stand for

Members of the Anglican Church in North America are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity – the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.” As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. We wholeheartedly embrace the The Jerusalem Declaration [PDF], the founding declaration of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans.