What We Believe

We, people of the Episcopal Church

of Anglican Heritage.

The mission of the Episcopal church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ."

As part of that mission, we’re following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.  We seek every day to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40).

For the Episcopal Church, the Jesus Movement calls us to focus on three specific Priorities:

Listen for Jesus' movement in our lives and in the world. Give thanks. Proclaim and celebrate it! Invite the Spirit to do the rest.


Embody the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus with each other.


Encounter and honor the face of God in creation.

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The Creeds

Creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God. The term comes from the Latin credo, meaning I believe.