What Anglicans Believe

We are an Anglican Church, rooted in the English Reformation and its via media (middle way). We take joy in the ancient Anglican tradition, and treasure the catholic, evangelical and charismatic streams of that faith. We want all to know the love of Jesus Christ. The Jerusalem Declaration is the most recent Anglican statement of faith published in 2008 by Anglican leaders meeting in Jerusalem. We assent to and uphold the Jerusalem statement in full.

We are a member congregation of the Anglican Church in North America and part of the Anglican Diocese in New England. 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.

As a mission of the Anglican Church in North America, St. Timothy Anglican Church is 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 “The Articles of Religion” or, as they are sometimes called, “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. As an Anglican church, we affirm and accept the Articles of Religion as expressing doctrines and principles both faithful to and consistent with God’s Word and foundational to Anglicanism.

We hold to the classical creeds of the Church (Nicene, Apostles’ and St. Athanasius) and are committed to Jesus Christ as our Lord. We understand the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be authoritative for Christian belief and practice.