Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.

You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all this. But you are asked whether you believe and trust. This is called faith. It is a different sort of knowledge. It is the knowledge of being known and loved, and of loving in return.

The Christian faith is not a human invention. There are signs of God’s existence and handiwork in creation for anyone to read (Acts 14.15–17). But we believe in the way we do because God has come to seek us out and has made himself known to us. 

God has revealed himself through the Bible. God has revealed himself most clearly through the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ.

God makes himself known personally to each believer through the work of the Holy Spirit.

'The most important decision any person can ever make is to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. It’s the best thing anyone can do.'   -   Archbishop Justin Welby

Being a Christian means responding to Jesus' invitation to enjoy a relationship with God here on earth and for eternity. 

The Christian view of humankind is that human beings were created to know God and live in a right relationship with God of love and fellowship. The true perspective and purpose in our lives is found in the praise and appreciation of God and in our relationship with God.

Because of God’s grace in Jesus Christ we are able to call God ‘Father’; we are drawn into a relationship with our siblings in Christ. We align ourselves with God’s will for a better world. We begin to see that everything we have comes from God. We place ourselves daily within his love, care and protection.

The worship and praise of God gives us scale and orientation and direction for the whole of the rest of our lives. Praise and appreciation opens out our words and then our hearts and minds – and especially the praise and worship of God.

If you'd like to know more about the Christian faith and how much you are loved by God - just as you are - please contact us via the office to have a chat.

Words taken from the Church of England website