The Anglican Church of Canada is a part of the worldwide Christian Church. Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth, a first-century Jewish preacher in Palestine, was in fact God incarnate. There are more than two billion Christians worldwide. Four major branches of Christianity are:
- The Orthodox Church, Eastern and Oriental
- The Roman Catholic Church
- The Anglican Church
- The Protestant Churches
Anglicans are influenced by both the Protestant and Catholic traditions.
Our branch of the worldwide Christian Church is organised into regional bodies, known as a Diocese. These entities help to keep local church communities connected, and working together towards common aims of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. If you would like to explore in more depth the definition or meaning of Anglicanism, please follow this link to additional resources.