St George the Martyr - Christian faith

The Christian Faith & Being an Anglican
The Scriptures and the Gospels, the Apostolic Church and the early Church Fathers, are the foundation of Anglican faith and worship in the 44 self-governing churches that make up the Anglican Communion.

The basic tenets of being an Anglican are:

 - We view the Old and New Testaments 'as containing all things necessary for salvation' and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.

- We understand the Apostles' creed as the baptismal symbol, and the Nicene creed as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith (see Creeds).

- The two sacraments ordained by Christ himself - Baptism and the Supper of the Lord (Holy Communion) - are administered with unfailing use of Christ's words of institution, and the elements are ordained by him.

- The historic episcopate (Bishops) is locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the unity of his Church

(these have been adapted from the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral 1888)

Further Reading

Read a short history of Anglicanism and what the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu says on being Anglican or you can visit the website


Extracted from the Church of England website