What We Believe

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

“I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you… For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.”
1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-5

The Christian faith is good news all about Jesus Christ, God’s Son. He came into the world as a baby. He grew up and lived and died for sins on the cross and was buried. And then, on the third day, he was raised from the dead as Lord of all. And, those who believe and trust in him today (Christians) are given eternal life – forgiveness of sins and friendship with God for ever. For a clear introduction to the Christian faith, take a look at 2 ways to live.

St John’s is a Christian church.

We believe in one God in three persons – Father, Son and Spirit – and we are fully committed to the classic Christian creeds.

St John’s is an Evangelical church.

We believe that the Bible is God’s trustworthy word to us today, and so we listen carefully to the Bible together, and want the Bible to shape all of our lives.

St John’s is an Anglican church.

As part of the Church of England, we delight in knowing that being right with God is by faith alone through Jesus Christ alone.

In July 2017 the Church Council passed a resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests. This means that - in the light of the Bible's teaching that men and women are equal in status and dignity and value, with distinctive God-given responsibilities in marriage and the church - we have requested ongoing male oversight of St John's