The Anglican tradition was formed by men and women trying to make a middle way between the extremes of Roman Catholicism and European Protestantism. As the centuries have progressed, we have consistently asked, “How can we be a “both/and” church rather than an ‘either/or’ church?” For example, we hold the Scriptures in the highest authority, while also placing ourselves under the authority of the tradition and councils of the Church. As another example, in the Anglican Network in Canada we try our best to be both catholic and evangelical.
Our worship follows the traditional liturgical pattern, with Holy Eucharist being the center of our celebration and life as a community.
Our diocese, the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) is affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America and part of the global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans which affirms the Jerusalem Declaration. ANiC also remains affiliated with the Anglican Church of South America, one of 38 jurisdictions in the worldwide Anglican Communion.