The American Church in Paris is an interdenominational and international Christian community whose mission is to bear witness by word and deed to the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, to provide a place of English-language worship in the American Protestant tradition, and to engage in ministries and services that enrich the lives of residents and visitors in Paris. As we come together in worship, study, fellowship, and service, may the Spirit of Christ stir in us new life that will bring honor and glory to the Living God!
The ACP is the first American church established outside of the United States. It began in 1814, obtained its official charter and first sanctuary in 1857, and has been located on the quai d’Orsay since 1931.
Theologically, the ACP could be characterized as belonging to the historic Christian mainstream. Our constitution states: "The Church recognizes the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the revelation of God in matters of faith and practice, and it accepts as a symbol of our union with the great body of Christians living and dead, the spiritual truths embodied in the Apostle's Creed. The church asserts its belief in the freedom and responsibility of the individual and the right of private judgment exercised under the guidance of the Holy Spirit."