our values

Emmanuel Anglican Church exists to see, describe, and reflect the beauty of Jesus Christ for the flourishing of New York City.

We pursue this by:

Trusting and obeying the Scriptures
Relying on the Holy Spirit in prayer, worship and all of life
Pursuing character and community formed by the Gospel
Sharing the Gospel with New York City and beyond
Serving our neighborhoods, city, and the world
Planting new churches 


Emmanuel is a place for those who believe, and for those who don’t yet know what to believe. 

We are a community of Christians committed to glorifying God, glorying in God, and serving the city through our worship, our life together, and our gospel mission. Today, our congregation comprises professionals as well as those seeking work, students, artists, retirees, and families from all five boroughs of New York City, and beyond.  

The message we proclaim is not first and foremost about morality but Christ-centered transformation—a whole new way of life, with a new focus of worship. It is about people being individually renewed by God, forming new communities, and lovingly serving those in need.

Our method is to touch and transform lives through the message of God’s Word, the Bible. We do this formally on Sundays in the context of our parish gatherings; we do this less formally in small groups or individual discussion throughout the week.

Emmanuel is a member of the vibrant worldwide Anglican Communion. 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 creeds
  • Confessional—it subscribes to the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Anglican Church
  • Liturgical—it uses forms of service consistent with the teaching & 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), a missionary diocese of the Anglican Church in North America.