What is an Anglican?
An Anglican is a Christian who is part of the world wide family of the Anglican Church. Today there are 70 million Anglicans in 163 countries.
We here in Wavertree are a tiny part of a great multi racial, multi lingual, family.
Anglicans are bound together by:
Our belief that Holy Scripture (the Bible) contains the core of all Christian faith and thought.
A common loyalty to a way of worship and life that was first set out in the Book of Common Prayer.
A shared joy that Jesus comes to us in Baptism and in the Lord's Supper (often called the Eucharist or Holy Communion).
A system of Church order that stems from the most ancient times and is focused in the ordained ministry of Bishop, Priest and Deacon.
A firm commitment to the ministry of the whole people of God, lay and ordained together.
A way of Christian thinking that involves Scripture, Tradition and Reason held together in creative tension.
We live out this Christian way of life in:
Worship and parish life.
Reaching out to the whole community.
Sharing our story with others.
Seeking God's love and wisdom in prayer and study together.
Using our gifts, money, time and talents for God's work.