Whether you are new to Christianity or are just exploring what being a Christian means, we hope this page will be helpful. If you do have any unanswered questions, our Vicar is always happy to have an informal chat or for more information on services do feel free to contact the Church office on 01273 495532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Christian Faith
No matter which bulding people feel attached to, or which service they prefer to attend, members of all three of our Churches are united in the Christian Faith. The Church of England has a useful section exploring what the Christian faith is and the following excerpt provides an introduction:
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 video below, by the Church of England, explores how people describe God.
If you are exploring the Christian faith then you are very welcome to come along to a service (either during the week or on a Sunday) or please feel free to contact the Vicar directly and arrange to have a chat with him. The Church of England website also has some really good information, and for more on the basics of Christianity why not try the following website. Christianity.org.uk