Parish mission Statement:

To know god and to make him known.

Christus Rex, the risen Christ, stained glass window at the east end of the church was installed in 1999. It was created by the J. Wippel Company of Exeter, England.

What we believe

      The beliefs of the Episcopal Church are outlined in the Catechism (or a summary of principles), which is found in The Book of Common Prayer (BCP).  The entire book and Catechism can be viewed online here.

      St. Michael’s Church is a local expression in Cookeville, Tennessee, of the Christian faith universal with roots dating back to biblical history and the ancient church.


      We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the revealed Word of God containing all things necessary to salvation

We worship one God in three Persons, praying to the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit

      We take part in the Sacraments ordained by Christ himself, through the ministry of the apostolic orders

      We are an integral part of the one Body of Christ composed of Churches which, united under the headship of Jesus, are in the fellowship of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church throughout the ages

      We hold the one Faith revealed in Holy Scripture, and defined in the creeds as maintained by the undivided primitive Church in the undisputed Ecumenical Councils

       We belong to the worldwide Anglican Communion under the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury. With over 100 million members, it is the third largest Christian denomination.