Who We Are and What We Believe



Holy  Apostles Anglican Church was incorporated April 25, 1997 as The  Anglican Church of the Apostles by The Reverend Canon Paul C. Hewett,  Dr. Joseph Hurst and Mr. Wayne Schwartz who desired to continue to  worship in the unchanged Classic Anglican Faith and Doctrine as  expressed by the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. 

In  2007, we changed the name-The Anglican Church of the Apostles-to Holy  Apostles Anglican church.  Today, we are part of the Anglican Church in  America (ACA) and the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) worldwide  with missions and churches in many countries.  Our Church building was  built in 1899 by local people in the Pewaukee, Wisconsin area and purchased by Holy  Apostles in 2001 from the Jehovah's Witnesses, who had owned the church  having purchased it from a local Episcopal Church.  


The  Anglican Church in America is a branch of the One, Holy, Catholic and  Apostolic Church instituted by Jesus Christ.  The word "Anglican" refers  to our spiritual heritage and roots in the Church of England.Traders,  merchants and soldiers seem to have brought the Christian Faith to  Britain, shortly after it became part of the Roman Empire in the middle  of the First Century AD.  Sixteen hundred years later, during what we  call the Reformation, the Church of England emerged as a unique  institution.  It retained its "Catholic" heritage enshrined in the  Creeds, the decisions of the General Councils, its liturgy and  sacraments, and in the threefold ministry of bishops, priests and  deacons in the Apostolic Succession.  It reformed itself by eliminating  some nonessential accretions of the later medieval Church, by restoring  much of the practice of the earliest Christians and by insisting upon  the authority of Holy Scripture as the rule and guide of Faith.

Members  of the Church of England came to America in the sixteenth and  seventeenth centuries.  In many of the original colonies, the Church of  England was established or official Church.  After the Revolution,  American Anglicans established an autonomous branch of the Church, which  became know as the Episcopal Church.  Recently, during the last  twenty-five or so years, that body abandoned most of the tradition of  historic Anglican Faith and Practice.  It is this tradition than many  former Episcopalians and other Anglicans are seeking to preserve and  proclaim.


In  1968, a meeting of such faithful Episcopalians, clergy and lay, was  held in Mobile, Alabama.  From the meeting emerged the "American  Episcopal Church".  Nine years later, a Congress of Concerned Churchmen  took place in St. Louis, Missouri.  It was attended by U.S. and Canadian  Anglicans committed to continuing our Church without the fatal  deviations espoused by the Episcopal Church.  The
Anglican Church in America is the continuation of genuine Anglicanism in our country.  This Church is a member body of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion with sister churches in Canada,
Australia, Central and South America, England, Ireland, India and South Africa.


As  stated on pages 290 & 291 in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, "The  Church is the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and all baptized  people are the members."

"The Church as described in the Creeds as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic:

Holy because the Holy Spirit dewlls in it and sanctifies it's members:

Catholic because it is universal,  holding earnestly the Faith for all time, in all countries and for all people:

Apostolic because it continues steadfastly in the Apostles' teachings and fellowship."

Our  beliefs also include the Sanctity of Christian Marriage between one man  and one woman, Sanctity of Life and the Seven Sacraments of the  church:  Sacraments, Baptism, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Unction,  Confirmation and Penance.

The 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the matching Anglican Missal form the standard of our Holy Communion Service.