Welcome from the Presiding Bishop


 

The United Episcopal Church is a Bible-based, Pro-life, a traditional Anglican or Episcopalian Church body that seeks to maintain the reformed Catholic doctrine, discipline and worship of the old Episcopal Church. We believe that Holy Scripture contains all doctrine necessary to salvation, and that the Bible should be understood within the context of the writings of the Ancient Creeds, Fathers and Councils of the primitive Catholic Church. We also respect the reformed inheritance of the Anglican Communion as contained in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion and the Book of Common Prayer. 

 

The United Episcopal Church also holds dear traditional moral standards and is by its Constitution bound to uphold the sanctity of traditional marriage and of human life.  Rather than follow the tyranny of moral relativism, the UECNA prefers to uphold a Biblical, Christian, pattern of morality as the best hope for a stable society and for the happiness of the individual. 

 

The last thirty years have been a period of great experimentation and revision within the Anglican tradition in the United States and Canada.  This affected not just the Episcopal Church, but also many of the continuing Church jurisidiction which, when they left "Babylon" felt a need to experiment with new forms of governance.  Very few of these experiments have proved themselves, and in some ways it was a prophetic act on the part of the Most Rev. C Dale D Doren, the first presiding bishop of the UECNA, to create this jurisdiction as a place where the Anglican Patrimony would be preserved entire.  The UECNA welcomes Anglicans of all Churchmanships - Low, "Broad" and High - who are prepared to work together to promote the Anglican vision of a "reformed" or "Evangelical" Catholicism. 

I invite you to explore our website, find out a little more about our church, and if you feel yourself moved to join us, see if there is a congregation near you, or contact the Archbishop's Office about the possibility of initiating new work in your area.

Last I would like to add that I firmly believe that the best way for the Church to advance the Christian Faith is to abstain from ecclesiastic politics, and to devote all its energy to preaching the Gospel of Christ, and celebrating the sacraments od our Redemption. Our mission as the Church is to point always beyond ourselves and towards our Saviour who is "the way, the truth and the life.

 

In Christ,

+Peter D Robinson,

Presiding Bishop of the United Episcopal Church of North America