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What We Believe

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." Hebrews 6:17

Click the links below to find out more about what we believe in more detail.

 

Our Vision

Truth

We want to encourage each other to engage with the Bible and search the Scriptures for ourselves (like the Bereans mentioned in Acts 17:11). In this way we can can discern God's way from humanistic worldviews and become transformed by the renewing of our minds so we know God's will. (Romans 12:2)

Faith

We need to encourage each other in our faith. (Jude 1:20-21) We must meet up with each other to worship God and love one another sacrificially. (Hebrews 10:24-25)  In this way we can grow in faith together and become more like our Lord Jesus. We need to put on the Armour of God and stand together. (Ephesians 6:13)

Action

The Bible tells us that this troubled World is passing away and the Kingdom of God is coming (1 John 2:17). It is our purpose to share with people the Good News about Jesus- that He came into the World to restore our relationship to God through His death on a Cross. (Mark 16:15-16) We are also called to show the world God's love by serving one another and by helping those in need. (John 13:34-35)

 

Basis of Faith

We believe the following as stated in the Nicene Creed but we also stand squarely with the Basis of Faith of the CEEC (Church of England Evangelical Council) which you can read here.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is,
seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.


He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.


We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

 

Vision 2026

We are involved with the Blackburn Diocese Vision 2026 initiative

Our Vision 2026 Champion is Grant Davies

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