Knowing Jesus, Making Jesus known
We believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. The only way we can know God as our Father is through Jesus. Through Him we have life and peace. So, we not only want to know about Jesus, we want to know Him!
We believe that we grow in our knowledge and love of Jesus as we come to Him in His Word. We believe the Bible is “God-breathed”. It contains everything we need to be pointed to Jesus and to grow in our relationship with Him. So, whenever we gather, the proclamation of the Bible is a central part of our worship.
What’s more, knowing Jesus is not just about Him and me, it’s about Him and us. When we become Christians, other Christians are brothers and sisters to us. So, a local church is like a family. If you ever come to join us, you won’t be coming to a show – you will be coming to a family gathering.
Making Jesus known
We seek to follow Jesus’ command to go and make disciples of all nations. We believe the best thing for everyone is to know Jesus, and the worst thing is not to know Him.
Just as we grow in our knowledge of Jesus through His Word, we believe that the best way to tell people about Jesus is through His Word. We believe in proclaiming Jesus from the whole Bible. This could be in a Sunday sermon, in a small group, or one-to-one over a coffee. We believe God’s Word is living and active, so all of the above should not be dry or boring!
Since a local church is like a family, we believe that the family should work together to make Jesus known. Together, we want to love our community and share our lives with people. God has shown extraordinary hospitality to us and we want to show this to others. Everyone should feel welcome in joining us, just like you would feel welcome at a family gathering.
If you want to know more about what we believe, follow the links to the Thirty Nine Articles and the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration.
The Thirty Nine Articles were written in the 16th Century, mostly by Archbishop Cranmer. They are recognised by many as one of the finest confessional statements of the Reformation and remain the classic statement of what faithful Anglicans believe.
The Jerusalem Statement and Declaration is the founding document of GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference). It reaffirms what it traditionally means to be Anglican, grounding its identity in the authority of the Bible, and rejoicing in it as a means through which God might reach many.