About Anglicans


The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, an international community of national Anglican churches that trace our heritage back to the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury.  We are part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus our Lord.

The Episcopal Church is a biblical church, but not rigid or fundamentalist. We base our teachings on the three great creeds of the early Church; the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasius Creed. 


The Episcopal Church is a catholic (universal) church in liturgy and sacraments, but not a strictly heirarchical Church. Here at St. Matthew's Cathedral we are under the authority of our local diocesan Bishop, James M. Stanton. We are a Church governed by Bishops, Priests, Deacons and lay persons.  

The Episcopal Church is part of a worldwide Anglican Community that is loving, open, and welcomes all people.Follow this link to the website for the Anglican Communion.