Christ Church Fox Chapel is part of the largest protestant denomination in the world which grew out of the reformation in England nearly 500 years ago. It is still growing and the Anglican Communion now has roughly 85 million Christians worldwide. We are also part of the Global Anglican Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, the Anglican Church in North America and the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh which has been serving Western Pennsylvania for 150 years.
We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation and we want to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone by welcoming all to worship here.
We have three characteristics that especially stand out:
- One: we prioritize the word and sacrament. Our preaching and teaching is Bible-based and each week we remember God’s grace through the symbols of bread and wine.
- Two: we are Christians first and Anglicans second, which makes us a comfortable spiritual home for people from any denominational background or none. In the words of the Anglican Church in North America, quoting C.S. Lewis, we are ‘mere Christians’, “evangelical, apostolic, global, reformed and Spirit- filled.”
- Three: we are a family-sized church with some large church qualities. Our preaching, music, children’s, youth and small groups are relevant to the needs of our community.
We believe in the Christian faith as expressed in the historic words of the creeds, the 39 articles of religion and the Jerusalem Declaration.