The Anglican Communion (church) is a worldwide fellowship of about 80 million members in churches which owe their origins to the Church of England. This is a fellowship within “one, holy, catholic and apostolic” church, of those dioceses, provinces or regional churches in communion with the See of Canterbury ( A See is the official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop)

The Anglican Communion (church) is wide-ranging, doctrinally as well as geographically, but yet there are certain beliefs which unite these 80 million Anglicans. The Lambeth Quadrilateral, set out at the Lambeth Conference in 1888, defines these as:

  • The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as “containing all things necessary to salvation,” and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.
  • The Apostles’ Creed as the Baptismal Symbol, and the Nicene Creed as a sufficient summary of the Christian faith.
  • The two Sacraments ordained by Christ himself – Baptism and Holy Communion – ministered with the use of Christ’s words when he instituted communion and of the elements of unleaved bread and wine ordained by him.
  • The Historic Episcopate (the position or office of a bishop), locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called by God into the Unity of his Church.

Churches within this Communion have been influenced by the Church of England in many ways, such as in matters of faith – See the 39 Articles of Religion, church government (Episcopal), worship and liturgy (use of a Prayer Book or Book of Common Prayer), church laws (Canons of the Church of England) and so on.

Our Anglican Motto is from the New Testament greek – John 8:32b:

ἡ ἀλήθεια ἐλευθερώσει ὑμᾶς

the truth will set you free.”

We believe that there is only one living and true God.
God exists eternally in three persons in perfect unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit as revealed to us in the Bible.

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was sent by God into this world to die on the cross for our sins so that by believing in Him we have eternal life. He is fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life. In the power of the Holy Spirit, He went about preaching, healing and delivering people from the captivity of Sin, Sickness and Satan. He died and He rose from the dead. He has ascended to Heaven and will return again as the Judge of every person who has ever lived.

Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent from God as life and power for those who believe in Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Spirit, we are transformed in our character and empowered in our services so that we may be like Christ.

The Bible
We believe that the Bible is God’s written word. It contains all things necessary for salvation, teaches God’s will for His world, and has supreme authority for faith, life and the continuous renewal and reform of the Church.

We believe that we are saved from our sins and reconciled to God only through believing and accepting what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross. It is not by our effort or merit but a gift from God.

The Church
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, whose members believe in Jesus Christ and acknowledge His headship. They are joined together by the Holy Spirit who provides His gifts to everyone to contribute to the growth and ministry of the Body of Christ. Therefore all believers have a place and part to play and they do this by committing themselves to a local church for accountability, growth and ministry.