“Anglicanism embodies the richest, truest, wisest heritage in all Christendom.” -J.I.Packer
What do C.S. Lewis, N.T. Wright, J.C. Ryle, John Wesley, J.I. Packer, John Stott, and Jane Austen all have in common? They are all Anglican Christians! So what is the Anglican Church? The word Anglican actually means “of England” and refers to its place of origin. Anglicanism is a worldwide family of churches which has more than 70 million followers in 161 countries. The Anglican Communion is the third largest body of Christians in the world. Anglicans speak many languages and come from different races and cultures. Many people are longing for a faith that was not started yesterday and is not driven by fades or personalities. Anglicanism can offer a refreshing alternative to our postmodern world. Anglicans trace their Christian roots back to the early Church to the time of the Roman Empire when a Christian church first came into existence in Britain. Early Christian writers mention the existence of a British church in the third century AD. With over 500 years of rich history and spirituality, Anglicans still stand for the historic roots of the Christian faith while growing into a global church that has members around the world.
If you are looking to be a part of a vibrant fresh expression of the Christian faith that is rooted in historic Christianity, we invite you come and see what millions of Christians around the world have found in Anglicanism. We are a missionary movement within the Anglican Church in North America. For more information visit www.anglicanchurch.net.