Anglican Episcopal Communion
The Anglican Episcopal Communion is, in a real sense, a 'ContinuingChurch, not a new Church. We continue to believe in everything the Church of England . That is why we call ourselves a 'TraditionalChurch'. In particular, we hold to the Holy Bible as God's inspired Word and to the Book of Common Prayer, the Ordinal and the 39 Articles of Religion, as containing reliable summaries of our Faith. We hold to the two Sacraments of the Gospel: Holy Baptism, which brings us 'into Christ' and is completed in Confirmation, and the Holy Communion, which unites us to the Sacrifice of Christ Jesus and through which He feeds us with His Body and Blood. We hold to the Holy Orders of Bishops, Priests and Deacons, and, in accordance with the teaching of the Bible and Church Tradition, we believe that all who hold these Orders must be men, although we welcome women both as Lay Readers and into the historic Order of Deaconesses. In obedience to the command of Jesus Christ, we are commited to mission and evangelism in the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that nations are now more than ever in need of a strong recall to the Apostolic Faith, the Faith which turned the ancient world upside down, the Faith which our Christian forefathers handed down to successive generations, the Faith which always carries a fresh relevance in every age and in every place.
The AEC is part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, faithfully continuing the Anglican tradition.
Today the AEC is a worldwide Supreme Governing Body of Churches.
What We Believe
We believe in the One, Holy, Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved, and that most holy name is Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth. We believe that only through Him is the full revelation of God given to man and that we have the awesome responsibility to preach the Good News of salvation to all nations and tongues.
It will be the duty of all Clergy and Laity, within the Church to visit and befriend the young and old, the needy and vulnerable, the homeless, the sick and the sinner, the dying, all those from whom there is a call for help and whomever is perceived as needing the comfort of a listening ear and a helping hand, regardless of status, colour, class or creed.
Coat of Arms
We own the Great Promise