What We Believe

At Christ Church we are Christians first, Anglicans second, and Episcopalians third. We believe in the Cross- Christ crucified and Resurrected, and are also shaped by our Anglican tradition.

Since we are Christians we believe the words of the Nicene Creed. We also believe:

  • that the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God.
  • that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • in making available to all a personal relationship with Jesus Christ guided by the Holy Spirit.
  • in loving God, others and self in a community of fellowship.
  • in living life guided by Biblical truth, teaching, study, and prayer.
  • that the mission of the Church found in Matthew 28 is to “go and make disciples of nations.”

We believe in permission for all to ask questions: There are many different viewpoints but only one source of all Truth, and that Truth is found in Jesus Christ. We receive gladly all questions, since “all things came into being through Him” (John 1:3) all answers are eventually found in Him. We invite questions!

We embrace the Anglican tradition of the original Church of England in the via media (“middle way”) and it’s desire to be the church for all people.

Regarding Marriage

Christ Church holds a traditional view of marriage and so only performs marriage ceremonies between one man and one woman. We welcome all persons into our lay ministries, regardless of race, gender or orientation, as appointed by the Rector. Christ Church has amended its by-laws to reflect this traditional view. To view the entire amendment, click here.