What do we believe?

The following is just one possible way of expressing what we as Christians, and in particular as Anglicans, believe.

As Christians

Christians believe in a God who loves them.

They believe in a God who loves them so much that through this love He gave us the gift of life and the world.

They believe in a God who loves them so much that He expressed this love through sending His only Son, Jesus Christ, down to Earth to walk amongst us, to show us God in the flesh, to teach us His ways, and through His death and resurrection to reconcile us to God; conquering death so that we can receive the gift of eternal life.

There are many ways that we can perhaps respond to this, however there is nothing we can do to make these things any more or any less true for us and for everybody else in the world.

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life”. John 3:16

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”. Romans 8:38,39.

As Anglicans

Like many others the Church of England believes itself part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

It believes that faith is revealed in the Bible, in the creeds (statements of faith developed by the early Church) and through the family of God, the Church. The Anglican Church is also one that is rooted in its worship.

It believes that through the Holy Spirit we are called to proclaim our faith to others, to nurture new Christians and to grow ourselves in the knowledge of Christ.

“Jesus said ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you’” Matthew 28:19,20.