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We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. It not only teaches us what to believe about God and His world, but also how to live as His people. It is full of God’s promises which find their glorious fulfilment in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the centre of the Bible’s message.

 

As an evangelical church, we are committed to preaching the good news of salvation through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The message of the Bible is as relevant today as it has been in years gone by, and so we aim to teach its life-giving truth in all its parts.

 

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, that is we belong to Him and therefore are part of God’s family through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our aim is to love God and to love others, mirroring the way Jesus lived, selflessly serving others.

 

We believe that as God is our Creator and Saviour, He is due our love, worship and devotion. For this reason, in our services, we pray, sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs in a spirit of reverence, joy and gratitude. Each month we also observe the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, where together we "proclaim Christ's death until he comes". We join in confessing our shared faith, by regularly saying together the Apostles' Creed. This short but powerful statement of belief has been recited by countless Christians for over 1,700 years and is still confessed by millions of believers worldwide.

 

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The Apostles’ Creed

 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

What we believe