What we believe

The Church upholds the Apostle’s Creed:

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;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

We also believe in the inerrancy of scripture and 2 Timothy 3:16 teaches that:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

God has spoken to us in the Bible. He tells us that we have rebelled against Him and for this we deserve his punishment for eternity. In his mercy God sent his Son into our world as a man. He was put to death when he was crucified on a Roman cross to take upon himself the punishment that we deserve for our rebellion. Jesus rose from the dead three days later. God now offers forgiveness to everyone who recognises their rebellion against Him and submits to Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

One day Jesus will return to this world and will judge everybody according to their response to him.

Our understanding of the Bible is set out in our doctrinal statement, The Westminster Confession of Faith