Friday, October 09, 2015

St Peter's and War MemorialChristians put their trust in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They believe that his story, told in four separate accounts called the gospels, and also in contemporary Jewish and Greek writings, is also their own story. They believe he is the vital connection between God who created the world, and God restoring the world to his original vision of love.

Christians believe that God loves the world, even though it is a free and flawed place. They believe that he stands by us, even when we are suffering, and that he restores us, both in this life here and in a new life with him after life in our physical bodies is over. They believe that our life depends on his, and that his breath - the Holy Spirit - fills us when we pray. They believe that everyone, regardless of race, sex, creed, ability, status or age, is a precious child of God, and can claim his love, help and forgiveness freely and equally.

To be a Christian means to follow Jesus - nothing more. But that life draws us into the family of his people, the Church. You can belong to the Church by living its life and praying its prayers. The formal belonging is marked by baptism - a ceremony of ritual washing for adults and children. A sign of belonging is sharing the ritual meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

Everyone is welcome at our church. We meet for worship, and learn and teach our faith together. We want our church to be accessible to people of all ages and (dis)abilities. If you want to know more, please join us at any service or group.

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