What we Believe

We believe we should share that good news of Jesus, equip people in their faith journey and see them live their faith out, in the world.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the written and inspired word of God in its entirety. It is the final written authority on all matters of faith and conduct. Despite what people say we have good reason to believe that it is not 'full of errors', nor that it has been 'corrupted in transmission' over the years. It is primarily a book whose hero is God and is therefore about faith and the human reaction to God's intervention in history. We believe the leading of the Holy Spirit does not go against the letter or the spirit of the written word in dealing with modern life.


We believe in "Believer's Baptism." By this we mean that when a person becomes a believer in Jesus Christ - a Christian - they will want to demonstrate their faith and commitment to Him in the way He Himself showed His own submission to the will of God. We believe true baptism is by immersion, as taught in the Bible. It does not make a person a Christian - he or she has already made a Christian commitment. Baptism shows a believer's allegiance to Christ and obedience to His word. However, we do not disbar membership from those who have completed rites of passage into the body of the Christian faith through other traditions.


We believe that it is a great privilege to take part in the "Lord's Supper" or Communion Service - the special time of remembrance that Jesus Himself commanded that His followers observe. If you are visiting and are in membership with another church we shall be delighted for you to share in this privilege with us. We also open our table to all who believe in Christ as their personal rescuer and leader and who hold a good conscience towards God and others.


We call ourselves "evangelical" because we agree with the Evangelical Alliance statement of faith which includes the nature of God, the nature and condition of human beings, the way to heaven, the person of Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the return of Christ, the place of the Bible and the accountability of each person to God.

Faith is not blind... it follows the path of reason then takes one more step

We believe we know God, but this is not the result of self-delusion. It's the conclusion of experience and reasoned evidence. We've experienced the touch of God's Spirit, we've seen answers to our prayers, we've questioned traditional beliefs in the light of fresh evidence and we're still convinced that Jesus holds the key to life and eternity. 

What Is Christianity?

The message at the heart of Christianity is pretty simple. On this three-minute video, find out what it's all about. Turn on your speakers!

There are details of how to ask any questions you have at the bottom of the page.


Who is Jesus?

CEM-Who-is-JesusHe’s the Christ. The King who God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love. He’s also the Son of God. God himself, entering the world as a human being. Jesus proved who he was by what he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead.

By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.


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Why did Jesus come? To be rejected


But many people rejected Jesus. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of the King is something we all do. Jesus called it sin.

It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom.

God won’t let those who reject the King live with him. So we face what Jesus called hell. An existence without anything good, forever.

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Why did Jesus come? To be killed


People rejected the King so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn't a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke.

On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He chose to experience hell – so that we don’t have to. The sinless King died to take the punishment sin deserves.

Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.

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Why did Jesus come? To rise again


Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty. Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death.

He had risen!

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What does is mean for us?

CEM-What-does-it-mean-for-usSo, today, right now, Jesus is inviting people to come into his kingdom. He tells us to repent and believe the good news.

Repent means to turn around, to live with Jesus in charge instead of ourselves. Believe means to trust that Jesus has done everything we need to give us a place in his kingdom.

Living with Jesus as King isn't easy. His followers will be rejected, just as he was. But they also live a life of deep security, satisfaction, and joy, knowing God and his forgiveness, being helped by his Spirit, and looking forward to the King’s return, when he will finally establish his loving kingdom forever.

Jesus offers all this to anyone and everyone who repents and believes.

How about you?

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