The Reformed Anglican Church is a church of sanctified time. Our mission as a liturgical body of believers is to embrace the rhythm of life of the community expressed in the annual calendar, and we seek to sanctify days, weeks, months and the year as it notes and observes times and seasons, festivals and fasts. Its rhythm of worship is tied to our liturgical calendar and is expressed in the lectionary, daily offices, rites and ceremonies involved in births, comings of age, marriages, and deaths.
Time sanctified, as in the times we stop for a moment to acknowledge that our very being is blessed by God through Christ by the move of the Holy Spirit in prayer and praise: church bells, Psalms and Sacred Hymns, filling the very air breathed with God’s sound, heard by the community as men, women, and children go about their lives: time sanctified in silence broken by the voice of prayer to our living God which never ceases.
Our places of worship are gathering places of sanctified space. The RAC embraces the land, dividing it into dioceses with parishes solemnly set aside and blessed, made holy by the prayers of the faithful, by Word and Sacrament and sacramental rite. It aspires to embrace the lives, occupations, joys, and tragedies of the people who live within its walls, sets apart and authorizes ministers in whatever Order, to pastoral care and involvement.
Those who actively participate in the worship of the church constitute that pastoral ministry to the community they serve, led by bishops, priests and deacons, the indelibility of whose apostolic callings symbolizes the indelibility of our baptismal calling and vocation.
The Reformed Anglican Church is a church of sanctified worship. We seek in common prayer, to unite the voices, spoken and imagined, of those in sacred time and space, in disciplined and thus liturgical forms, in praise towards God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in adoration, supplication, and confession, supremely in Holy Communion and then in our form of common prayer.
To that end it seeks the beauty of holiness, corporate lives made holy by use of beauty in word and song, ceremony and rite, art and architecture, vesture and adornment whether simple or elaborate. It dedicates buildings and parts of buildings to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to the Trinity. These dedicated spaces symbolize and effectuate the vocation of the created to adore the Creator, as the church on earth participates in and is aided by the worship of heaven.
In each of these ways, the RAC seeks to fulfill its vocation to tell the whole world of the Coming of Jesus and is obedient to His commandment to preach, baptize, celebrate Holy Communion and to be His instrument of peace, justice, and mercy, in simple obedience until He comes again.
It is a vocation suitable to all places in all times and depends not on what the world terms success or failure, but simply depends on our obedience to God and His worship.