What Is An Episcopal Church?

What is an Episcopalian?

The Episcopal Church is a member of the Anglican Communion. We share the rich heritage of the Anglican Church which may be described as the reformed catholic Church in England. Our faith is based on Scripture, the ancient creeds of the Church, and the teaching of the Church Fathers. We are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that strives to change lives by bringing everyone into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We pursue this goal by drawing on three sources of revelation given to mankind by God: Holy Scripture, tradition established by the saints of the past, and our own God-given reason. We believe that through this process and through prayer God leads the Church to answers sufficient for our time. As travelers into the heart of God, we encounter the Christ through our journey, in the lives of others who have committed themselves to him.

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The Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Headed by Bishop Andrew Waldo, the Diocese is the larger body of which St. Peter’s is a member within the Episcopal Church. It encompasses the Episcopal parishes located in the Midlands and Upstate of South Carolina.  The Bishop visits St. Peter’s at least once a year to confirm new members and to visit with the parish. St. Peter’s makes an annual contribution to the Diocese based on our membership and budget, and we send delegates to the annual Diocesan Convention, as well as to many meetings of Diocesan committees and organizations. www.edusc.org

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