Who We Are

Anglican Church Manhattan: Christ Church NYC

“Christ Church, New York, aims to be a biblically faithful, discipling, equipping, outreaching, self-reproducing Anglican community. If I lived in New York, I should want to join it. As it is, I heartily applaud and commend it. This is the sort of Anglicanism that the world needs. God prosper Christ Church!”

– Dr. J.I. Packer, Professor of Theology and author of the book, “Knowing God”

Christ Church New York City

Learn about our Gospel-Centered Anglican Church

We are a community of Christians committed to glorifying God, glorying in God, and serving the city through our worship, our life together, and our gospel mission.

Going to church may be a new experience for you. Or you may be a regular church-attendee looking for a new Christian community. Or maybe you want to simply find out more about Christianity. Whatever your reasons, we invite you to come and find out more.

Vision

The plan to develop Christ Church New York City began in 2001 as a gospel vision to reach out to New York City with the good news of Jesus Christ.

The message we proclaim is not first and foremost about morality but Christ-centered transformation—a whole new way of life, with a new focus of worship. It is about people being individually renewed by God, forming new communities (churches), and lovingly serving those in need.

The method of Christ Church is to touch and transform lives through the plain message of God’s Word, the Bible. We do this formally on Sundays in the context of our public gatherings; we do this less formally in small groups or individual discussion.

Today, our congregation comprises professionals as well as those seeking work; students, artists, retirees, and families from all five boroughs of New York City, and beyond. We reflect the breadth of Anglicanism worldwide with more than a dozen nationalities represented in our church family. Our prayer is that more people will glorify God, glory in God, and serve our city through Christ Church. Please join us in this gospel endeavor!

Christ Church is a place for those who believe, and for those who don’t yet know what to believe.

Anglicanism

Our values reflect those of historic, evangelical Anglicanism.

Christ Church is a member of the vibrant worldwide Anglican Church movement: Anglicanism, the third largest association of Christian churches in the world, has its heritage in the Church of England. Features of this heritage include being:

  • Biblical—it holds to the unique authority of the Bible as “God’s Word written”
  • Creedal—it upholds the teachings of the classic Christian creeds
  • Confessional—it subscribes to the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Anglican Church
  • Liturgical—it uses forms of service that are consistent with the teaching and practice of the Book of Common Prayer (1662)
  • Evangelical—it is committed to communicating God’s good news to the world.

We are connected to the wider Anglican Communion through oversight from a bishop in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA). CANA is an Anglican missionary effort in the United States sponsored by the Anglican Church of Nigeria.

What We Believe

God’s Word defines what Christ Church NYC believes and does, and so we as a community of believers seek to consistently be humble before God and his Word, as we joyfully dedicate ourselves to studying it and applying it to our lives.

Therefore we, along with Anglicans around the world, affirm our belief in historic Christianity as revealed in the Bible and summarized in three creeds: The Apostles‘, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. We further subscribe to the 39 Articles of Religion from the Book of Common Prayer, which express the central beliefs of the Anglican Communion. Finally, as a renewed declaration of historic gospel-centered Anglicanism affirmed by contemporary Anglican leaders around the world, we likewise affirm the Jerusalem Declaration (2008) as a concise summary of the beliefs to which we hold.

We invite you to look through these ancient and modern statements of the Christian faith. We further invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about these statements.