These principles of faith and practice in no way replace our reliance upon the Scriptures, as expressed in the historic ecumenical creeds and the traditional Anglican foundational documents. Our prayer is that these principles, in so far as they reflect the mind of God, might increasingly shape our church, our leadership and our common life together.
The Anglican Church was first invited to establish a church in Addis Ababa in the early 1920’s. From small beginnings in the compound of the British Legation, the congregation grew and moved to larger premises, first in a hotel and then in a school. Finally St Matthew’s Church was built in 1954 on land given by Emperor Haile Selassie. Today St Matthew’s Church provides Anglican worship and ministry to a very diverse international community.