St Paul’s values our communion with Anglican parishes around the
world, with their rich variety of approaches to worship, theology and
practice. Anglican history and traditions connect us with people who
have followed Jesus in a vast array of cultures and climates over the
two thousand years since his life, death and resurrection. Each of
them, like us, made mistakes and some did great harm as well as great
good. Each of them, like us, turned around (repented) regularly and
found at every turn God’s forgiveness and strength to redirect their
lives to the path of love.
Anglicans make decisions by consulting three essential guides. These are not equally important, but they are all important:
The Scriptures contain ancient wisdom that remains remarkably relevant for anyone seeking to like in faith, hope and love. All we need in order to know God is in the Bible, though sometimes we need a bit of help to understand it. One great place to go for help is the Bible
Tradition is the accumulated and refined wisdom of many generations of followers of Jesus. We value their contribution in many ways, especially as expressed in A Prayer Book for Australia and The Nicene Creed.
We believe the world is God’s creation and therefore that all truth gives glory to God. We value science, social science and the arts for the understanding they give us as we celebrate God’s kindness in every sphere of life.
You can find out more about Anglicans here.