The mission of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion is multi faceted. The outcome of our mission is to provide the solace of the Christian Faith to all. Our mission does not recognize limiting factors to participate in the blessings of the church, including but not limited to; Race, Creed, Color, National Origin, Orientation, Marital Status or social standing.
We seek out those who may no longer receive the solace of the church; Disenfranchised, Shut-ins, Lost the church of choice or other limitations that deny access to the faith.
While we fully support the parish structure, we do not shun the need to bring the solace of the church to remote locations, or into the homes of those in greatest need.
The organization is structured in two distinct entities - An Independent/Old Catholic Organization and an Anglican/Anglo Catholic Organization.
The Independent Catholic entity is based on the ancient church, and we follow the precepts of the Union of Utrecht, and other Independent Catholic entities. We follow the main traditions of the Apostles, and operate as a true catholic (universal) church. We desire to remain aloof of the issues of the Great Schism, Pastor aeternus, Lumen gentium, Papal magisterium or any politicizing of the church.
The Anglican/Anglo-Catholic entity operates under the precepts of the the 39 Articles and embraces the High, Low and Broad Church operations.
Both sections of the Communion are members of the Anglican Free Communion (Also known and the Episcopal Free Communion) based in the United Kingdom.
Our organization declines to operate as a business. The desire to own large tracts of property, have extravagant church assets, dabble in the stock market with church finances or other business practices is not within the purview of our direction, beliefs or canons. Each priest or parish is allowed to act as a semi autonomous entity, to operate with their own funds as they so desire.
Our organization is proud to follow the ancient practices of both denominations. The members of the UECC practice much the same as the ancient churches of Antioch, Jerusalem and Alexandria. Many of the rubrics and other practices of the modernized church universal have their place, that not withstanding we desire to practice the faith as did the Apostles and the early Church Fathers.