What we believe
At the centre of the town, at the heart of the community.
All we do is measured against this. Jesus calls us, as relational beings, to come together in community, to care for each other and share together, living life inspired and guided by our faith. We are all on journeys in our lives, some of us have been journeying in faith for many years, even from childhood, and others may be newer to faith or searching for meaning in life. Together we can grow in faith.
We seek to be welcoming and inclusive and whilst we do not always get it right, we aspire to it. We also try to make provision for specific needs. Being followers of Jesus means being honest and authentic, allowing for questioning and doubt: we are not perfect (nor can ever hope to be) but we are trying to be as welcoming and faithful as we can be, accepting our shared humanity and human fallibility. We believe we are called together as a community to live out God’s love for the world. God desires the best for everyone and wants us all to be able to realise our true potential as human beings.
To do this, we need to actively engage with the local community being the hands and feet for God in the world. Our reason for reaching out is driven by our faith in God as revealed through Jesus Christ. Together we can see where God is at work and allow God’s Spirit to work through our lives to bring about changes and challenge injustices- locally, nationally and globally. This we pray will come about as we seek to live out the Gospel message of God’s love for all.
We are a member of Inclusive Church
“We believe in inclusive church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.
We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality.
We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”
We are an Eco Church
We believe in being a church that looks after the planet, and we want to show that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. We have achieve an Eco Church silver award.
We try to include our concern for eco-justice in all areas of church life
Worship and teaching
Management of church buildings
Management of church land
Community and global engagement