What We Believe

We believe that Jesus is a real, historical person and he died on a cross and rose from the dead. This is at the heart of a beautiful story of God loving and rescuing his people. 

People who put their trust in Jesus have been changed; they become part of God’s family, have a new identity. We will also be changed at the end of our lives… a glorious resurrection where we step into the fullness God always intended for us. Right now, every believer lives between these two stages, gradually being transformed into the likeness of Jesus. We live a different life: the closer we grow to God, the closer we fulfil His purpose for us.

Love and Worship

Central to our faith is our love and worship of God by learning from and following the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ. We express our love for God by our love and practical care for each other and for those we live with and encounter in our daily lives.

We believe that all women and men have inherent and equal dignity and worth. All are welcome in this place.

We believe that the Bible is the word of God, and is our supreme guide in our belief and behaviour. 

We believe that Jesus offers us a better way to live, a better way for the world, and hope for eternity.

We believe that when we ‘get’ the Gospel (the Good News about Jesus Christ), it changes everything.

Belief about God

We believe in one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe God is love.

We praise God the Father: Who created the universe and keeps it in being. He has made us his sons and daughters to share his joy, living together in justice and peace, caring for his world and for each other.

We proclaim Jesus Christ, God the Son: Born of Mary, by the power of the Holy Spirit. He became one of us, sharing our life and our death. He made known God’s compassion and mercy giving hope and declaring forgiveness of sin, offering healing and wholeness to all. By his death on the cross and by his resurrection He has triumphed over evil.

Jesus is Lord of life and of all creation.

We trust God the Holy Spirit who unites us to Christ and gives life to the Church, who brings us to repentance and assures us of forgiveness. The Spirit guides us in our; understanding of the Bible, renews us in the sacraments and calls us to serve God in the world.

We rejoice in the gift of eternal life:

We have sure and certain hope of resurrection through Christ, and we look for his coming again to judge the world.

Then all things will be made new.

And creation will rejoice in worshipping the Father, through the Son, in the power of the Spirit, one God, blessed for ever.