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What We Believe


To know Christ and to make Him known. (Matthew 28:19-20)


At St. Paul’s Darien, we associate ourselves with two important groups of churches for the purpose of reaching more people for Christ and starting local and worldwide missions.

  1. The global Anglican Communion has over 80 million members and includes every race, nationality, and ethnic group.
  2. The Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) has over 2 million members.
  3. The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut is made up of 174 congregations.

What are the advantages of affiliating with the worldwide Anglican Communion?

  1. We identify ourselves with other Christians around the world who are known for their commitment to the Bible.
  2. We share in a common prayer and common worship.
  3. We are tied into a worldwide network of missionary service.


The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as "containing all things necessary to salvation," and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
The Apostles' Creed, as the baptismal symbol, and the Nicene Creed*, as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith. (Romans 10:9)
The two sacraments ordained by Christ himself - Baptism and the Supper of the Lord - ministered with unfailing use of Christ's words of institution and of the elements ordained by him. (Matthew 26:26-29, 28:19-20)
The historic episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples, called of God into the unity of His Church. (Matthew 16:16-19; Ephesians 4:11)
*The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
    the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    the only Son of God,
    eternally begotten of the Father,
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made,
    of one Being with the Father.
    Through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation
    he came down from heaven:
    by the power of the Holy Spirit
    he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
    and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
     he suffered death and was buried.
     On the third day he rose again
     in accordance with the Scriptures;
     he ascended into heaven
     and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
     and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
    With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
    He has spoken through the Prophets.
    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
    and the life of the world to come.





471 Mansfield Avenue Darien, CT 06820 - Click for Map
Phone Number:  203-655-8773 | Fax Number: 203-655-7831
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