Holy Cross Anglican Church

Ancient Faith for Modern Times

Who we are?

Holy Cross Waukesha

A Gospel-Centered Anglican Church

We are a community of Christians committed to glorifying God, and serving Waukesha and surrounding areas through our worship, our life together, and our gospel mission.

Going to church may be a new experience for you. Or you may be a regular church-attendee looking for a new Christian community to help deepen your faith. Or maybe you want to simply find out more about Christianity. Whatever your reasons, we invite you to come and find out more.

Our Vision at Holy Cross Anglican Church is to be faithful Christian Anglican community, sharing life together and to be faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to love those around us.

Our  message is not first and foremost about morality but the transforming message of Christ—a whole new way of life, with a new focus of worship. It is about people being individually renewed by God, forming new a community (church), and lovingly serving those in need.

Our method of Holy Cross is to touch and transform lives through the plain message of God’s Word, the Bible, and the gifts of His Sacraments. We do this formally on Sundays in the context of our public gatherings; we do this less formally in small groups or individual discussion.

Today, our congregation comprises young professionals, retirees, students, families, single moms and children. Our prayer is that more people will join us in glorify God, and serve Waukesha through Holy Cross Anglican Church. Please join us in this gospel endeavor!

Holy Cross is a place for those who believe, and for those who are skeptical, those who doubt, or for those who don’t yet know what to believe.

What is Anglicanism

Our values reflect those of historic Anglicanism.

Holy Cross is a member of the 80 million individuals that are the vibrant worldwide Anglican movement: They are black, white, Asian, African, European, North and South American. Anglicanism, the third largest association of Christian churches in the world, has its heritage in the Church of England. Features of this heritage include being:

• Biblical—it holds to the unique authority of the Bible as “God’s Word written”.

• Creedal—it upholds the teachings of the classic Christian creeds.

• Confessional—it subscribes to the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Anglican Church.

• Liturgical—it uses forms of service that are consistent with the teaching and practice of the Book of Common Prayer.

• Evangelical—it is committed to communicating God’s good news to the world.

We are connected to the wider Anglican Communion through oversight from a bishop in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA). CANA is an Anglican missionary effort in the United States sponsored by the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.

What We Believe

God’s Word defines what Holy Cross believes and does, and so we as a community of believers seek to consistently be humble before God and his Word, as we joyfully dedicate ourselves to studying it and applying it to our lives.

Therefore we, along with Anglicans around the world, affirm our belief in historic Christianity as revealed in the Bible and summarized in three creeds: The Apostles‘, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. We further subscribe to the 39 Articles of Religion from the Book of Common Prayer, which express the central beliefs of the Anglican Communion. Finally, as a renewed declaration of historic gospel-centered Anglicanism affirmed by contemporary Anglican leaders around the world, we likewise affirm the Jerusalem Declaration (2008) as a concise summary of the beliefs to which we hold.

We invite you to look through these ancient and modern statements of the Christian faith. We further invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about these statements.