St. Paul’s, Ivy is a Christian community in the Episcopal tradition, committed to helping each other worship and experience God, sharing openly the Good News of Jesus Christ, and responding in love to the needs of others.
The Episcopal Church is a community of over 2 million Christians in the U.S. and several other countries. The word “Episcopal” refers to the bishops who help to govern our church. The Episcopal Church is in the apostolic tradition, meaning that we continue in the work and teaching of the very first apostles.
The Episcopal Church is a part of the Anglican Communion, one of the world’s largest Christian communities made up of over 85 million Christians in over 165 countries. The word “Anglican” refers to the origins of our tradition in the earliest days of the Church of England.