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The Episcopal Church is one of 39 autonomous churches within the global Anglican Communion. We are in communion with the See of Canterbury, where Augustine was the first Archbishop in late sixth century Britain. The Most Reverend Justin Welby holds this office now. The Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church is the Most Reverend Michael Curry. All Saints' is a parish in the Diocese of California and our bishop is the Right Reverend Marc Andrus.

The Episcopal Church claims our belief in God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as God is revealed in Holy Scripture and expressed in The Book of Common Prayer and through the Councils of the Early Church. Our way of being is lex orendi, lex credendi - how we pray is how we believe. We use the image of a three-legged stool of scripture, tradition, and reason to discern where God is leading us. We are historically Catholic, and influenced by the best aspects of the Reformation of the 16th century. We are rooted in ancient traditions, and progressive in outlook and practice.  We believe that God is love, and if it's not about love, it's not about God. 

In the San Francisco Bay Area itself, and throughout much of the United States, the Episcopal Church is broadly inclusive and progressive - and All Saints' is no exception. The Episcopal Church is at the forefront of sacramental and civil rights for LGBTQIA+ people, in addressing climate change, and in working to identify and dismantle systems of oppression and domination. This means we have to take a hard look at ourselves, for many of our churches have benefited, and continue to do so, from legacies of injustice we participated in. 

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