Our priority is in the local church and Anglicanism is important to us; it’s a tradition we love, one that anchors us and provides many tools that help our faith to develop. Anglicanism shapes the way we worship: Our liturgy comes from the prayer book tradition, and we engage with Word and Sacrament each week. It also shapes the way we’re structured: we have a Bishop and a Vestry. Being Anglican also means that we’re a part of the global and historic church. The Anglican Communion grew out of the missionary expansion of the Church of England over the past 500 years, and it consists of 38 self-governing provinces around the world, in 164 countries, with tens of millions of members. CHSA is part of the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word. As a member of the ADLW, CHSA ascribes to the Thirty-Nine Articles of religion (pdf) and the Jerusalem Declaration.