Adult Education: What is Anglicanism?

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, the topic of adult education is “What is Anglicanism?” It will be an overview of the hallmarks of our tradition and how that can chart our path forward. This starts at 9:30 am in the large room in the Education Building. Fr. Jed Fox teaches this adult education class.

Anglican Compass Rose


“Anglicanism” is a tradition within Christianity comprising the Church of England and churches which are historically tied to it or hold similar beliefs, worship practices, and church structures. The word “Anglican” originates in ecclesia anglicana, a medieval Latin phrase dating to the Magna Carta (1215) and before, which means the “English Church.”

The Anglican Communion is an international association of autonomous churches consisting of the Church of England and the national and regional Anglican churches (“provinces”) in full communion with it. Full participation in the sacramental life of each church is available to all communicant Anglicans. With a membership estimated at around 85 million members, the Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian communion in the world.

In North America, the three Anglican provinces are the Episcopal Church (which has dioceses outside the United States), the Anglican Church of Canada, and la Iglesia Anglicana de México.

Fr. Jed Fox

Fr. Fox was born and raised in Helena, Montana. He grew up attending St. Peter’s Cathedral in Helena. It was there, during college, that he discerned a call to the priesthood.

After graduating from Carroll College in Helena, Jed and his wife, Mary Beth Jäger, moved to New York City so that he could attend the General Theological Seminary. From his graduation from seminary in 2009 through the end of 2014, Fr. Fox was the curate and later assistant to the rector of Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri. He became rector of Church of the Redeemer on January 1, 2015.

Fr. Jed Fox and his son Jaeger

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.