Saint John’s Anglican Church

Chandler, Arizona

Catholic Faith

Apostolic Order

Sacramental Worship

Evangelical Witness

We believe...

That Holy Scripture contains all Doctrine required as necessary for eternal salvation. We feel that men inspired by the Holy Spirit wrote Holy Scripture.

We believe that, through study and reasoning, man can unfold the full depths of God's truths.

We believe that our Church Traditions have been developed under the Holy Spirit's guidance.

We believe in the Holy Trinity and see it as God's sharing Himself with us in three ways: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that salvation is the end of our separation from God and the beginning of new life, lived according to God's will.

We believe that the people of God are the Church, the body of which Christ is the Head.

We believe in the three Creeds: Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian.

We believe in the seven sacraments, two of the gospel, Baptism and Communion, that are necessary for salvation, and five lesser ones, Confirmation, Penance, Orders, Matrimony and Extreme Unction, not applicable to everyone.

We believe in three-fold ministry [which is male in nature]: deacons, priests and bishops.

We believe in community worship as a means to help us and others grow as we give of ourselves and learn more about the mystery of God and how we fit into God's plans as we follow the commandments.

By +James Stewart, from "The Tie that Binds", January, 2006


Would you like to know more ....


Our Diocese

The Diocese of the West -- Includes parish locator and news of the diocese

Contacts -- For the diocese and beyond


Important Documents -- Documents and statements of the Anglican Church in America

Anglican Church in America -- Learn more about our national church

Project Canterbury -- Free online archive of out-of-print Anglican texts and related modern documents


1928 Book of Common Prayer (BCP) -- Online version of the complete BCP, which we use for our services
Libro de Oración Comn (Spanish 1928 BCP)

Blue Letter Bible -- Access to the King James Version (our usual translation) and others, with study tools and commentaries
Bible Gateway -- For reading and researching Scripture online in the language or translation of your choice
Hypertext Spanish Bible
Audio Bible, KJV -- Narrated by Alexander Scourby

1940 Hymnal (Oremus Hymnal) -- Access to the music and words of most the hymns from the 1940 Hymnal