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Last updated 17th November 2017

Be a part of the Anglican Communion

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 Church of England is part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Our members worship the one true God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We profess the faith that is uniquely revealed in the Bible and set forth in the Catholic Creeds (the statements of faith developed in the Early Church that are still used in the Church's worship today). The Church is called to proclaim that faith afresh in each generation. Led by the Holy Spirit, the Church of England bore witness to Christian truth in historic texts that were developed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the Ordinal (services for ordaining bishops, priests and deacons).

Read a short history of Anglicanism 

Read what the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu says on being Anglican.