The Episcopal Church has over 2 million members and is part of the Anglican Communion, an international body of more than 60 million faithful.
Here are a few distinctive traits that explain what we’re about.
We take as essential to the faith only what can be supported by Scripture.
The ancient creeds of the undivided church are foundational to faith and worship.
The Episcopal Church preserved the central beliefs and customs of both the Protestant Reformation and the undivided church of the first several centuries. Our service is a contemporary adaptation of the earliest forms of Christian worship.
We strive for joy, reverence and relevance in worship. Many were first drawn to the Episcopal Church by the dignity, holiness and participatory character of our worship.
We take very seriously God’s gift of reason, and we invite questions and uncertainties. We strive for unity in love, not uniformity in thought. Listening to and living out the questions we face is part of the Episcopal Church’s distinctive gift.