The Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes (ADGL) is a member of the Anglican Church in North America, and part of God’s one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. The Diocese came into being in 2010 as part of a bold realignment of Anglicanism in 21st Century North America. We embrace Biblical truth, and proclaim the uniqueness of Jesus the Messiah, the only Son of God who has come to redeem the whole world through the power of his transforming love. Our mission is to extend the Kingdom of God by so presenting Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit that people everywhere will come to put their trust in God through him, know him as Savior and serve him as Lord in the fellowship of the Church. Recognizing that God’s mission for his Church is best accomplished within the the local congregation, this Diocese exists to equip each of its member congregations to reconcile the world to Christ; plant new congregations, and “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything (Jesus) commanded.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
We seek to preserve and propagate the historic Christian faith as handed down in Holy Scripture and the Anglican formularies (The Thirty Nine Articles and The Book of Common Prayer) throughout the centuries in order to spread the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ throughout the Great Lakes region, currently comprising parts of Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania,West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, and Ontario, Canada.