We are an Episcopal congregation, one of 36 congregations in the Diocese of Fond du Lac which covers the northeast third of Wisconsin. The diocese in turn is one of 111 dioceses of The Episcopal Church operating mainly in North America but also in South America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a network of provincial churches in 165 countries on every continent, which share a common governmental structure, including the historic episcopate (bishops); a common approach to liturgy (worship rites) derived from The Book of Common Prayer; an understanding of the Holy Communion (the Eucharist) as the central act of worship; and are linked through their relationship to the Archbishop of Canterbury of the Church of England. The Anglican Communion does not have a centralized governing body like the Catholic Church but its member provinces recognize the Archbishop of Canterbury as the communion's spiritual leader.
The Episcopal Church, and all member churches of the Anglican Communion, subscribe to the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral, a statement adopted by the Communion's bishops in 1888 which establishes four foundational principles of Christian faith as expressed in the Anglican tradition: