Principles

We affirm and witness to the following principles of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church:

I  The Lordship Christ, whose work is truth (John 17.17), who was raised from the dead for mankind’s salvation (Romans 10.9).

II   The Authority of Holy Scripture as the word of God revealed, summarized in the historic creeds, taught by the Fathers, defined in the General Councils of the Church, and containing all things necessary to salvation. 

III The Catholic Creeds as binding every member of the Church to a specific, personal conviction and commitment.

IV The Holy Sacraments as the means of Grace through which Christ is known and present, and especially:

  • Holy Baptism with water in the name of the Trinity, and Confirmation by a Bishop in the Apostolic line as the seal of the Holy Spirit in completion of Baptism
  • The Holy Eucharist validly celebrated by a  Bishop of the line or a priest ordained by such a Bishop, and
  • The Holy Orders of Bishop, Priest, and Deacon, bestowed upon men according to the universal practice of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church as intended by the Book of Common Prayer.

V   The Integrity of the Episcopate in its sacramental functions and as evangelist and guardian of the Church’s faith and moral teaching.

VI The Book of Common Prayer as a common liturgy, standard of doctrine, and bond of fellowship.

VII The Formularies of the Church of England, namely the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and Ordinal and The 39 Articles of Religion as standard theological teaching in the above regards “in the full and plain meaning thereof.”

Attributed to Reverend Clayton Hewett