Umm...I'm not sure I want to become Episcopalian?
That's ok. A number of folks choose to be part of our congregation, while not officially become Anglican. We believe that having a denomination or tradition is important, but believe a commitment to being Christian, first and foremost, is even more important . You'll find people from a variety of denominational backgrounds at Grace. Some have become Episcopalian, many are still officially Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, or whatever.
That's ok with us, just come and be yourself.
Can you tell me the names of some Anglicans I might have heard of before?
Sure. C.S. Lewis the beloved twenth century writer was an Anglican. Archbishop Desmond Tutu who fought Apartheid was formerly the Anglican Archbishop of South Africa, and in retirement continues to minister as an Anglican bishop around the world.
What is the difference between Episcopal and Anglican?
Historically, none. The Anglican Communion of churches contains thirty nine national or regional churches, of which the Episcopal Church is one. Whether members of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, the Church of England, or the Anglican Church of South Africa, all of these people are Anglicans - that is they part of churches in the Anglican tradition of Christianity.