The Episcopal Church is a place where the people of God worship, pray, sing, and celebrate together. The fundamentals of the Episcopal Church are based on Scripture, tradition and reason, Anyone with questions about who God is and how God works in their lives will find a place in the Episcopal Church, and many people with whom to share questions and experiences. No matter what you age, what language you speak, your gender or where you were born, the Episcopal Church welcomes you.
Important traditions in the Episcopal Church are the use of the book of Common Prayer and the sacraments, particularly the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist. The Episcopal Church is also steeped in tradition, which refers to how we worship, our liturgy and the music in our hymnals, and the creeds we say as part of our worship.
Episcopalians believe in a Trinitarian God (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) who created us, redeems us and never lets us go.
The Episcopal Church is descended from the Church of England, and through the consecration of bishops, has roots all the way back to Jesus and his original followers. The Church of England developed during the 16th century, as it moved away from being overseen by the Pope but did not reject its Catholic origins. The Episcopal Church started in the United States in 1789 as a new, independent church. Although independent, the Episcopal Church in the United States maintains a relationship with more than 30 other Anglican churches all over the world. Together, this tradition makes up the Anglican Communion.
Today more than 2.5 million members and 7,500 congregations make up the Episcopal Church in the United States. In southeastern Michigan, the Episcopal Church is governed by the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan that represents nearly 100 congregations and college chaplaincies.
You are welcome to worship with us anytime, You will find a broad variety of beliefs and worship styles within the churches throughout southeastern Michigan. You will find people who will greet you and welcome you into this community. We hope you will join us.