We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and the supreme authority in all matters of doctrine and practice. Our beliefs are well summarised by the ancient Apostles’ Creed, which is still recited in Christian churches around the world today:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father;
from there he will come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
As an Anglican church, we also hold to the Thirty-Nine Articles. Alongside the Book of Common Prayer, the Articles have shaped and defined what Anglican churches believe, and how they function, for over 450 years. Among other things, the articles affirm that there is one triune creator God, that God the Son became man to reconcile us to God through his death on the cross, that he rose again from the dead, ascended to heaven and will return to judge, that the Bible contains all we need for salvation, that all humanity is corrupted by sin, and that salvation can only come through faith in Christ.
In accordance with these beliefs, we strive to make sure the good news of salvation for all people, through faith in the crucified and risen Jesus, is at the centre of all that we do.
For more of what we believe, listen to our sermons.