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About Us - What we believe

God is bigger, better, closer and more loving than we can imagine – and he loves you and me.

Jesus is God revealing himself to us.

Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.

We can all have a personal relationship with God.

The Bible is God’s manual for living.

The purpose of the church is to serve people as Jesus served people and do what Jesus did.

Taking steps of faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with him.

Death is a beginning, not an ending.

Jesus is coming again.

God gives us a choice – to follow him, to ignore him or even to reject him.

God can transform us if we let him.

Christianity explained

We believe in the Bible's message of Good News. That message is that God loves us and wants us to enjoy a relationship with him. He wants to forgive us for all the wrong things we have done in our lives, removing from us the things that alienate us from him. He took on our human nature when he sent his only son - Jesus - to take the punishment that is rightfully ours. It’s a story of amazing love and grace and it means that we can be free to live life in all its fullness, just as God intended us to.

Want to find out more?

The best way to find out more is to sign up for the next Alpha Course which is run in this church every autumn (and sometimes at other times of the year as well).

Alternatively, find out more about the Christian message by looking up one or more of these excellent web sites:


Or help yourself to one of the booklets on display in St Mary’s Church (‘Journey into Life’, ‘Why Jesus?’ etc…) or...

...simply come to church.

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What we believe

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