WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Episcopal Church offers a delightful blend of traditional worship and progressive thinking, with an emphasis on scripture, reason, and tradition.

If you haven't heard of us, you may be familiar with the sermon delivered by our presiding bishop, The Most Reverend Michael Curry, at Windsor Chapel during the royal wedding.

Love God. Love your neighbors. And while you’re at it, love yourself.

Most Rev. Michael B. CURRY

Presiding Bishop & Primate of

The Episcopal Church

This speaks to the heart of what we believe as Episcopalians. The slogan for our national church has long been 'The Episcopal Church welcomes you!' and we at St. Hugh strive to practice love for our neighbor and inclusion of all.

Curious to know what else we're about? We invite you to read the excerpt below, titled "I am an Episcopalian" taken from the national Episcopal Church website.

 
God loves you No exceptions LGBTQ affirming gay church

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We also believe that God loves you. No exceptions. At St. Hugh, everyone is welcome and belongs here. That means you and your family! No matter their race, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, background, or physical or mental ability.

This is an important part of our message as Christians. Sadly, many people have experienced rejection and marginalization by churches, just for being who they are. If you're interested to know what the Bible says about homosexuality, we invite you to read our primer here, developed at St. Hugh as part of our welcoming initiative to the LGBTQ community.

The tagline “God loves you. No exceptions.” is a registered trademark of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.

 

I AM AN EPISCOPALIAN

  • As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, as well as in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands.

  • We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.

  • The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.

  • Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.

  • Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.

  • We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.

  • Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.

  • Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.

  • We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.

  • We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.

  • We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.

  • We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.

  • All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.

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