Christian Formation

We are a community finding our story in God's story and the courage to talk about it! This is what All Saints' is about all of the time and our education programs are designed to help us in our mission. 

 

We welcome visitors, explorers, or those looking for a church home. Follow the menu links to specific opportunities. Contact the Co-rectors for individual needs.

What do Episcopalians believe?

For those who are looking for a church home, it is helpful to have an idea of what we in the Episcopal Church believe. We believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that we receive grace and redemption in Jesus Christ. We receive these through the love of God in Christ, not by our own merit. Our worship service includes Scripture readings, prayer, music, and Holy Communion. Communion and Baptism are the two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church. We have a three-fold source of authority for beliefs and doctrine in the Episcopal Church: Scripture, tradition, and reason tempered by experience. These are at the foundation of our beliefs.


Our roots go back to the Church of England and the British Isles. We are also known as “Anglicans” and members of the world wide Anglican Communion. A key part of our tradition has been the “Via Media” or “middle way”. This describes the Anglican pursuit of a middle road between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant reformers. Currently, we pursue the “middle way” in trying to hear and consider all sides of thorny or divisive issues and work toward an approach that embraces all. The result is, in any one parish, we might have conservatives and liberals with very different ideas and stances, yet we still WORSHIP TOGETHER and make every effort to LOVE and RESPECT one another in spite of differences. The Episcopal Church continues work in ecumenical efforts and working with other denominations with the spirit and hope of unity. We are now in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Two main sources that briefly outline our beliefs are The Creeds and The Catechism, both found in the Book of Common Prayer. Our Co-Rectors are willing to meet with anyone who would like to explore and learn more about the Church.

Contact Us

All Saints' Church

17 Clark Street

Belmont, MA 02478

617-484-2228

all_saints@msn.com

 

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Office Hours are by appointment only.  Please call the parish office at 617-484-2228 before coming to the church.

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Stories from our Community

"Two years ago I went to my first Agape meal with my son, who was five at the time.  To my surprise, when it was time to pass the peace during the service, he greeted those near by, and then proceeded to greet others around the room, adults and children, known and unknown.  I realized then that my faith community here at All Saints', was also his community."

 

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