What We Believe

The Anglican Church of Valencia (Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church) is a church that preaches the risen Christ, works for the extension of the Kingdom of God and proclaims, and maintains firmly the doctrine and ministry of the one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  We defend the Nicene Creed and the Apostles Creed and the Athanasian Creed and the 39 articles of the faith.  The church forms part of the Anglican Communion, sharing with its traditions, order and full communion.  Although with its own characteristics, given its national identity.

The Church….
Is biblical, and teaches that the Holy Scriptures contain all that is necessary for salvation; such that nothing which is not read within them or approved by them, should be required of someone to believe, or that they should consider it as necessary for salvation.
Is reformed, which means that it has rejected, and rejects all those doctrines and practices that are alien to Holy Scripture (the Bible) or are contrary to the contents of the Scriptures.
Is episcopal, because it maintains the triple order of ministry: Bishops, Presbyters and Deacons, all of which are called in the ‘apostolic succession’.  The Bishops, Presbyters and Deacons can all be married.
Is liturgical.  Its services follow the Mozarabic Liturgy, the rite of the church of Spain until the 11th century when it was replaced by force with the Roman Rite.
Is Spanish.  Its origin is indebted to the decision of Spaniards, who had been ministering with the Catholic Church, but separated due to dissatisfaction with the doctrine and practice of this church.
Is sacramental, in that it administers Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as sacraments ordained by our Lord Jesus Christ in the gospels.