New to the Episcopal Church?
We in the Episcopal Church strive to live by the message of Christ, in which all are loved and all are welcome. There are no outcasts here. We walk a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions. We find that, as science reveals ever more to us, our faith is not weakened, but strengthened.
On Sundays, you’ll find timeless and reverent sacraments in Episcopal churches everywhere, intermingled with contemporary elements – particularly in music. You’ll also, undoubtedly, find thoughtful and lively debate about what we are called to do and what it means, exactly, to live in Christ. You’ll find people who serve in their community, gladly and open-handedly. We pray, study, play and serve together.
The Episcopal church is divided into parishes (congregations), which combine to make dioceses, who report to the national Episcopal church, which is affiliated with the worldwide Anglican church. We are a part of the Colorado diocese. The word Episcopal means bishop, and the leader of our diocese is indeed a bishop. A parish is led by one or more ordained priests. The chief sacramental and liturgical leader of the parish is known as the rector. The congregational leadership within the congregation, including our warden and the vestry, plays a crucial and ongoing role in the parish.