What do you believe?
As Episcopalians, we hold certain beliefs in common and allow lots of room for difference in other ways.

We are bound together by our ancient faith, meaning we affirm the Apostles and Nicene Creeds. We are a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, meaning we follow Jesus as Episcopalians. We bring together the richness of the multiple streams of our faith, not in a simple compromise but in a comprehensive way. We also embody the idea of lex orandi, lex credendi, or, the way of prayer is the way of belief. The best way to experience what we believe is to come and worship with us!

The following is from the Episcopal Church website:

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.

If you have any other specific questions, please feel free to reach out to our rector at rector@stpeterec.org.