What we believe

What we believe as a church family can be summarised under three words (i) evangelical, (ii) catholic, and (iii) reformed.


As a Christian church we believe firmly in the gospel or 'good news' of Jesus Christ. We believe this gospel is revealed by God in the Bible, his word, and it is our final authority in all matters of life and faith. We are members of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (the FIEC) and subscribe to their Doctrinal Basis.


We also affirm what is often called the 'catholic' (or universal) faith as a true summary of the Bible's teaching. This means we affirm the great creeds (credo means 'I believe' in Latin) of the faith, namely the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Chalcedonian Creed and the Athanasian Creed


As a church that finds its roots in the Reformed faith that sprang forth from the Protestant Reformation of the 16th and 17th Centuries we also hold to, as our subordinate standard, the Westminster Confession of Faith.