Our worship is rooted in the Anglican tradition and we use the authorized texts of the Book of Common Prayer (1962) and the Book of Alternative Services, as well as other authorized texts from the Anglican Church of Canada, and other texts approved by the bishop. Our beliefs are rooted in scripture, the Anglican tradition and reason.
The Anglican Church of Canada does not define its doctrine in a single confession. Our beliefs are articulated in our liturgies, as well as in these selected statements:
- Anglican tradition affirms three historic creeds: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
- The Solemn Declaration (1893) united the Anglican Church of Canada as a national church and defined its relationship to the worldwide Anglican Communion.
- The Lambeth Quadrilateral (1888) defined the commonalities of churches in the Anglican Communion and has also served as a basis for ecumenical discussion.
- The 39 Articles of Religion were a foundational document for the Church of England during the Reformation.
- Current work of the Anglican Church of Canada is shaped by the Five Marks of Mission, used widely throughout the Anglican Communion.
- Living our faith in God as revealed to us in Holy Scripture, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
- Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus in word and in action.
- Our relationships with local, national and international faith and secular partners.