St Peter & St Paul's is a community that believes the Good News of Jesus Christ: that God loves us so much that he gave his Son, Jesus Christ. We believe that in Jesus Christ's sacrificial death our sins are forgiven, that in Jesus' glorious resurrection we find the promise of eternal life with God, that the Holy Spirit now makes his home in the Church leading us to become more and more like Jesus, and that this story of salvation becomes our own by grace through faith.
We believe that God continues to call all people to receive his Good News of salvation, and we believe that God is doing amazing things in our city and in our parish. The lost are being found, the broken are being healed, and in all this we see the reality that God is putting the world to rights. Fully relying on the power of the Holy Spirit, St Peter & St Paul’s is committed to discipling a people to bless the world.
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Our Parish History
St Peter & St Paul's was originally founded as St George's in 1885 and has met at the corner of Metcalfe and Gloucester ever since. A rich history of faithful Gospel ministry to the downtown of Canada's National Capital culminated in the historic decision in 2008 to join the Anglican Network in Canada in order to continue faithfully within the Anglican tradition. Though the parish stayed much the same, a name change was required, and as has been often said by parishioners, "we traded in one saint, and got two in return." The parish joyfully continues in a 2000 year old mission to disciple a people to bless the world.
The Anglican Communion is the third largest denomination in the world. Established during the Protestant Reformation as part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, Anglicans seek to be biblically faithful while retaining the ancient traditions of the Faith. As such, Anglicanism has no unique thought, practice, creed, or confession of its own. It has only the historic Faith of the ancient Church: built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone, upheld in the Scriptures, preserved in the Creeds, defined by the Councils of the undivided Church, and liturgically expressed in praise to God through The Book of Common Prayer.
St Peter and Paul's is a parish of the diocese of the Anglican Network in Canada. More information about ANiC can be found here. As an ANiC parish, we are part of the Province of the Anglican Church in North America. More information about ACNA can be found here.