The Episcopal Church
St. Andrew’s is part of a larger church family known as the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church is comprised of more than 1.5 million people in approximately 6,500 congregations (parishes) throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Central America. The Episcopal Church, in turn, is part of a worldwide family of churches known as the Anglican Communion, which consists of approximately 85 million Christians in more than 165 countries.
The members of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion represent the great diversity that is our nation and world; however, we are bound together in our common commitment to love God, love our neighbors, and follow Jesus. Historically, the churches of the Anglican Communion have their roots in the Reformation in England in the 16th and 17th centuries, but since that time, we have embraced and now celebrate the great diversity represented in our churches, cultures, and nations.
If you are new to the Episcopal Church, please take some time to explore this website, the website of the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion’s website. There are additional suggested resources on this webpage in the “What We Believe” section that may be found under the “About” tab. Most importantly, come spend some time at St. Andrew’s, and feel free to schedule a time to meet with our rector (pastor).