Membership in St. Paul’s Anglican Church
The privilege of membership in St. Paul’s Anglican Church is extended to all Christians who:
Have been baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
Have been confirmed, or preparing actively (within this Church) for confirmation, or have made a comparable public witness to the Christian faith acceptable to this Church. [e.g. Chrismation]
Have been examined by the Rector (senior priest), or his duly appointed representative(s) to determine eligibility for membership in St. Paul’s Church. In the absence of the Rector this examination may be undertaken by the Vestry. This examination shall include the provisions of Article VI – Marriage and Human Sexuality.
Have been recommended by the Rector for membership approval.
Have been accepted by the Vestry for membership.
Have signed the “Statement of Faith” of St. Paul’s Anglican Church.
Have given public assent to the same and signed the parish register in a “Service of Induction” on a Sunday morning in front of the assembled congregation.
Baptized children of members are children of the covenant members of the household of faith by virtue of the membership of their parents.
The privilege of voting, regarding vestryman and parish operation presented by the vestry to the congregation is extended to all who are members of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, who are in good standing, at least 21 years of age and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment of their time and or financial resources to support the church.
Statement of Faith
“Desiring the privileges of membership in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, without reservation, I do affirm my belief in the Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, as the Word of God and the sole Rule of Faith and Practice; in the Creeds, commonly called the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasius; in the Divine Institution of the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and the Doctrines of Grace, as they are set forth in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion.”