Our Beliefs

Christianity is the world's biggest religion, with about 2.1 billion followers worldwide and congregations growing in China and South Korea. 42 million Britons see themselves as nominally Christian, and there are 6 million actively practising.

Our faith is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ who lived in Palestine over 2,000 years ago. When he was asked to summarise his religion, he said it was about loving God and our neighbour as ourselves.

The Christian way of life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ. In common with other Christians, members of our Church, Anglicans, seek to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.

Christians believe there is only one God, the Trinity – that is God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Some people confuse this and think we worship three separate gods; we don't. Christians hold that God took human form as Jesus Christ, and that God is present in today’s world through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Father… God is love, caring for creation and for every human being as God's beloved child.

Son… God is as He has revealed Himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus' life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life before and after death.

Holy Spirit… God is alive, loving and active today, inspiring faith, justice and truth, sustaining the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the church and bearing his spiritual fruit in the world, changing lives and transforming society.

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