Anglican Episcopal Church
St. Bede's is under the jurisdiction of the Anglican Episcopal Church.
The Anglican Episcopal Church is a Christian organization of churches
throughout the United States centered in the Anglican tradition but
embracing a traditional and conservative theology and practice.
Among these practices are:
- The use of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
- The tradition of an all-male clergy
- The ownership of church buildings by the individual parishes
- Belief in the sanctity of marriage as defined in the Bible
- Belief in the sanctity of human life
Our worship is liturgical for similar reasons. We believe that worship should be a reverent response to the character of the true and living God, and that it ought to reflect God's revelation of Himself in Scripture. Our worship services therefore are carefully and thoughtfully prepared celebrations of God as revealed in the Bible. The AEC is a Christian community that emphasizes the authority of Scripture, Biblically informed worship, and fellowship that is caring, supportive, and challenging. We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, authoritative in matters of faith and morals, and we interpret the Bible in light of the historic teachings of the Church; 'what has always, everywhere, and by all been believed'. In addition to the teaching and study of the Word of God, we place great value on the celebration of the sacraments ordained by Jesus to be both a memorial and a means of grace to His people. All are welcome to attend our services, and we invite all baptized Christians who receive Holy Communion in their own churches to receive the sacrament in our congregations.