Anglicans look to the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds as sufficient statements of the Christian Faith. The Apostles’ Creed is said at Baptisms and Funerals while the Nicene Creed is said at the Mass. They contain the essence of what we are to believe and what the Church catholic has taught to all people, at all times and in all places. The Creeds act as a great unifier for the Body of Christ because they focus us only on the essentials of the faith.
The seeds of the Creeds are found in Holy Scripture. One of the earliest Creeds is found in St. Paul’s first letter to Timothy
“By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.” 3:16 NASB