Journeying together in Christ

Traditional Anglican Beliefs

Anglicans affirm basic Christianity. There actually is not much which is distinctive or unique about Anglican belief. We focus on beliefs that are very widely held by Christians throughout the world.

(You may click on the bolded and green words.) We especially look for guidance from the historic creeds of the Church: The Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed. (BCP pp 10, 71 & 695, BAS pp 188 & 189)

We respect the 39 Articles. This is an early statement of Anglican values, and needs to be read with awareness of its historical context. It may sound archaic and too anti-roman catholic to our 21st century ears, but it does include some important truths which remain relevant to this day. (BCP p 698)

Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral is an important statement made in 1888 as an attempt to state the essentials of Anglicanism:
1.The Holy Scriptures, as containing all things necessary to salvation
2. The Creeds (specifically, the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds), as the sufficient statement of Christian faith;
3. The Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion;
4. The historic episcopate, (governance by bishops) locally adapted.

The Solemn Declaration of 1893 is a formative statement for the Church in Canada. (BCP p viii)1T. Vickery in a previous website