About us

We're a gospel-centered Anglican Church receiving and sharing the transforming love of Christ.
We
welcome all to join us in worship. The Anglican Church in North America unites 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. On April 16, 2009 it was recognized as a province of the global Anglican Communion, by the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Church.

Members of the Anglican Church in North America are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity – the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.”

What’s an Anglican?

Anglicans trace their heritage back to the English Reformation and, before that, to the ancient Church during the time of the Apostles. We're the third largest group of Christians in the world and St. Paul's Church is part of this body of believers - locally through the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina, nationally through the Anglican Church in North America, and internationally through the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (known as GAFCON).

We believe that the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and authoritative for our belief and practice. We affirm the Apostle's, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds. We believe that we really experience the grace of God in and through Baptism and Holy Communion, and that hearing the Good News in Scripture and celebrating these two Sacraments are the primary ways that we are brought to faith in Jesus. Because of this belief, our worship is saturated in and shaped by Scripture, and we celebrate Holy Communion regularly.

Our hope is that the weekly experience of God’s love for us in Holy Scripture, the preaching of the Good News, and receiving Christ in the mystery of Holy Communion will continually call us back to the basic claim of Christianity: God became Incarnate among us in Christ, uniting humanity and divinity.