What We Believe
Faith and Doctrine
  • We believe in one God who has revealed himself as a Trinity of Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
  • We believe that the eternal Son of the Father assumed human nature and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary. On Calvary, he made one atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world and on the third day he rose again from the dead.
  • We believe the Bible to be God’s Word written, containing all things necessary for salvation.
  • We hold the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds to be the normative standard for Christian belief.
  • We hold the Catholic Church to be that Body of faithful Christians where the Word—Jesus Christ—is faithfully proclaimed both in preaching and the celebration of the Gospel Sacraments.
  • We believe that the Anglican tradition is a Catholic and Reformed faith, Catholic in that it has its origin in the church of the apostles, the ecumenical councils, and church fathers, and Reformed in that it listens to and assimilates the theological insights and corrections of the Angilcan Divines of the English Reformation.
  • We hold the historic prayer book tradition to be normative for our worship and belief. The 1928 Book of Common Prayer is especially important to us as Anglicans because it is the last American revision in the Anglican tradition of common prayer.

The Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer summarizes our faith, and is especially useful for basic instruction in the fundamentals of Christianity for children and converts.

Our Culture
At St. Andrew & St. Margaret you'll find...
  • A church committed to the high Anglican Tradition
  • A church serving multiple generations of families
  • An insightful discussion of Scripture in our sermons
  • Church services with classical, inspirational music and singing
  • Warm and lively fellowship at our coffee hours and special events
  • An engaging gathering of new friends in Bible study
  • A youth education program for young children
Our Mission
Traditional Worship

The principal aim of our common life is to worship Almighty God as revealed in Jesus Christ and in the Scriptures. Our worship is rooted in the Anglican tradition of Common Prayer and classic Anglican hymnody.

Christian Formation

The goal of our Christian Education offerings is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for all ages. Programs include Sunday School for children, weekday and monthly Bible studies, and inquirers classes for adults and youth.

Charity & Mercy

The fruit of our gathering for worship and Christian formation is to take the love and grace we have received and bring them into the world around us. To be a parish and congregation in the National Capital Region means that special concern is given to the needs of the local community.  Whether that be our food drives for Christ House homeless refief, our donations to the MaRIH Crisis Pregnancy Center, or the numerous charities and causes supported by our Charity & Mercy Committee, Outreach is an important part of our parish life.