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The Ancient Catholic Curch
Is a part of the movement of Old Catholic Churches?

We are an internationally active;
Independent sacramental Christian jurisdiction
That seeks to bring God and humanity into full communion,
Sharing the riches of the Christian tradition inclusively
Those who seek God and a deeper knowledge of God’s truth.

We proclaim the truth and mystery of the Faith:          
Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!
O: Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human                                                                    
O: Jesus Christ saves humankind through His death and resurrection
We base our faith on the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, interpreting them in light of the tradition of the Church, human reason, and the experience of Christians through the ages.
OUR SACRAMENTALITY: We celebrate the seven sacraments (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Ordination, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick), we preserve the apostolic succession
OUR INCLUSSIVNESS: We welcome all people to worship with us, inviting all baptized Christians to receive Holy Communion
OUR RATIONALITY: The people of The Ancient Apostolic Church share a strong common life, even though we are widely dispersed by distance and culture. We do not believe that it is possible to be a "solitary Christian", but instead believe that we are called to work together as The Body of Christ that is "The Church", in its various expressions, so that we may grow in our discipleship to Christ. We are also called to bear witness to Christ and work for justice in the larger world. Invite you to join us in our journey of Christian life

The Ancient Apostolic Curch
publicly declare that:


1. The Holy Trinity
One true God, of infinite goodness and power; the Creator of all things visible and
Invisible. In the one true God, there exists there are three Persons, of equal substance and
Power; one Person of the Father, neither created nor begotten; the Person of the Son who
is of the Father neither made or created but begotten by the power of the Person of the
Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son thus not created nor begotten.

2. Jesus the Christ, the Son of God
Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the only-begotten Son of God, who took human form and
Nature by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jesus
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, suffered, died and was buried. He rose from the dead,
Ascended into have and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to
Judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will be for all eternity.

3. The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Lord and giver of all life and proceeds from, and is worshiped and
Glorified with the Father and the Son.

4. One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
The Church, founded by Christ for the redemption of humankind is One, Holy, Catholic
and Apostolic. By mandate of Christ the Redeemer, and empowered by the Holy Spirit,
The Church has power and authority to preach the Gospel, the Good News to all.


1. Salvation in Christ
Faith in Jesus the Christ is the method of salvation for humanity. Faith in Christ is
Expressed through the corporal works of mercy.

2. Scriptures
The Holy Scriptures, the Bible, the Word of God is the primary means through which
God reveals himself to humanity and encompasses those teachings necessary for

3. The Creed
The Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds articulate the system of belief embraced by the
The New Catholic Church, taught to the faithful and declared by all in the acceptance
of the Christian Faith.

4. Sacraments of the Church
The Ancient Catholic Church
believes in the tangible presence of God in the Seven
Sacraments of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, instituted by the Lord Jesus
Christ. These Seven Sacraments are instruments by which God confers Grace upon
faithful recipients. The Sacraments of The Ancient Catholic Church are:

Baptism – A Sacrament of Initiation administered by water in the Name of the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in ONE baptism for the remission of sins and
membership in the Christian Community.

Confirmation – A Sacrament of Initiation, with the imposition of hands and anointing
with the Oil of Chrism, the faithful are confirmed in faith and strengthened by the gifts of
the Holy Spirit.

Eucharist – A Sacrament of Initiation, the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ, is the
source and summit of our faith expression. The Eucharistic Celebration is the means by
which Christ is truly present in the community gathered, the Word Proclaimed and in the
Sacred Species of his body and blood. The Holy Eucharist nourishes the faithful and
provides strength for their faith journey.

Reconciliation – A Sacrament of Healing through the confession of sins as taught by the
ancient Hebrews, and commanded by Christ, reconciles the sinful with the church
community and with God.

Anointing of the Sick – This Sacrament of Healing provides those who are ill of mind,
body or spirit, with strength and remission of sins through prayer and anointing.

Matrimony – A Sacrament of Vocation in which a couple are joined together and
consecrated as co-creators with the Lord to have dominion over creation and fill it with
the fruits of their love and labour.

Holy Orders – A Sacrament of Vocation by which Bishops, Priests and Deacons are
called by the community, ordained, and receives the power and authority to perform their
sacred duties of their office.


1. The Ancient Apostolic Church
Is a part of the
Autocephalous Movement, autonomous from the Roman Catholic Church. The Ancient Catholic Church
 is a component member of Christ’s one, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church which unites
all Christians throughout the world as established by the Apostles.

2. The Ancient Apostolic Church
is under the authority of the Presiding Archbishop and the
Collage of Bishops and Ordination Committee.

3. The Re-formed Old Roman Catholic Curch
welcomes and embraces every human person with
the unconditional love and compassion of Christ regardless of their position or state in

4. The Ancient Apostolic Church
Places no artificial barriers to the reception of the
Sacraments based on marital status or lifestyle.
The Ancient Apostolic Church
out to those who are alienated and disenfranchised from their churches of origin.

The Ancient Apostolic Church
promotes the ministry of all women and men
called by their baptism to minister in the church.

The Ancient Apostolic Church
upholds the holiness of work and family. We are
committed to social and economic justice and advocate for world peace.

The Ancient Apostolic Church
embraces inclusive language in all forms of
worship and prayer. We do not recognize, nor do we practice, the use of inclusive
language in Sacred Scripture. To do so would negate the cultural environment in which it
was written and thus endanger the contextual message of the Scriptures.


United Kingdom
Presiding Pontiff of
The Ancient Apostolic Church

The Nicene Creed
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,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and became truly human.
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],
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who 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.

The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the
dead. He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy *catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

* The word "catholic" refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but
to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ancient Apostolic Church 2021
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