St. Timothy's has been actively worshiping and serving in Bishop CA for over 90 years. The church has a long history of beautiful music and worship, thoughtful faith, and concern for our community and the world. We are a part of the world's largest protest Christian denomination, the Anglican church. The Anglican church in America (ACNA) is committed to the authority of the Bible, fulfilling Christ's mission in the world, and worshiping God with beauty and reverence.
Mission Statement of ACNA Reaching North America with the transforming love of Jesus Christ
Vision Statement of our Diocese To Lead an Apostolic Community, Under Authority, That Brings People to Jesus Christ.
In the Anglican Church a diocese is a collection of congregations under authority of a bishop within a certain geographical area. From denomination to denomination, or from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, those boundaries may overlap. The diocese is the fundamental unit of structure of the Anglican Church. Every diocese is the seat of a bishop. In general, a diocese contains many parishes and churches, and normally dioceses are combined into larger administrative units called Provinces and National Churches.
What do we believe?For a detailed description of what Anglicans believe please read An Outline of the Faith, commonly called the Catechism. Every week Anglicans profess the Nicene Creed as a statement of faith taken from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP)
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.