Ecclesiology

Our 3,700-member congregation comprises one of the largest Episcopal parishes in the United States, and since 1982 the church has served as the cathedral for theĀ Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.

The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, also known more recently as The Episcopal Church (TEC), is an American branch of Anglicanism – those churches planted throughout the world by the Church of England. An independent church since 1789, it holds to the basic doctrine of the Church of England as contained in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the three historic creeds (Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian), the Book of Common Prayer and the Apostolic Succession of Bishops. There are almost two million members of the Episcopal Church and over 77 million Anglicans worldwide, making Anglicanism the third largest Christian body, after Roman Catholicism and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.