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What we Believe


We believe in living out our Christian faith as effectively as possible, having an impact on those who have not yet heard or experienced the great news about Jesus Christ.

1. GOD
There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator, Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory.


God has revealed himself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments alone. Every word was inspired by God through human authors, so that the Bible as originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully reliable in fact and doctrine. God reveals himself in many ways, but the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of belief and practice.

All men and women, being created in the image of God, have equal dignity and worth. Their greatest purpose is to know, love, worship and serve God. As a result of the fall of our first parents, every aspect of human nature has been corrupted and is biased against God. All people are sinful by nature and practice. Every person is therefore under the just condemnation of God.

The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. Jesus did not inherit mankind’s sinful nature and lived a perfect and sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with authority and all his words are true.

On the cross, Jesus died in the place of sinners, bearing God’s punishment for their sin to redeem them from the guilt, penalty and power of sin. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now reigning in heaven and earth. Jesus intercedes for his people in the presence of the Father.

Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. Sinners are pardoned from all their sins, and accepted as righteous in God’s sight, only because of the righteousness of Christ, credited to them; this justification is God’s act of undeserved mercy, to be received solely by trust in him.

The Holy Spirit is sent from heaven to glorify Christ and to apply the work of Christ to individual sinners. He convicts them, enables them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Christ, imparts spiritual life and leads God’s people into a deeper understanding of God’s word, character and ways. The Holy Spirit indwells all believers, bringing assurance of salvation and producing in them the ‘fruit of the Spirit’.


The Holy Spirit produces in believers increasing likeness to Christ in character and behaviour, and gives them power for their worship, service and mission in the world. Becoming a Christian is the start of a new life — a lifelong process of being transformed in mind, attitudes, actions and relationships. Christians will want to please God, they will be hungry for God’s word and they will strive to avoid sin. They will be keen to associate with God’s people and they will find delight in prayer, worship and praise. This process God promises to bring to completion in all true believers.

The universal Church is the body of which Christ is the head and to which all true believers belong. It is made visible in local churches, which are the congregations of believers who are committed to each other for the worship of God, teaching the Bible, the administering of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, for pastoral care and discipline and for evangelism. The unity of the body of Christ is expressed within and between churches by mutual love, care and encouragement. True fellowship between churches exists only where they are faithful to the gospel. In their conversion all Christians become part of the universal church and are called on to commit themselves to a local church and take part in its life. The church is God’s chosen instrument for bringing Christians to maturity and evangelising the world. The church is to be a community of worship, which demonstrates the reality of Christianity by putting it into practice. Every Christian is given specific spiritual gifts for the good of the whole body.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have been given to the churches by Christ as visible signs of the Gospel. Baptism itself does not impart spiritual life but is a symbol of union with Christ in his death and resurrection. United with him in his resurrection we receive new spiritual life, and are made members of his body, the church. The Lords supper is a commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice offered once and for all and involves no change in the bread or the wine. All its blessings are received by faith. Everyone baptised by immersion is welcome to join in our times of communion. 

Jesus will return publicly to this world in power and glory. Everyone who has ever lived will be resurrected and will be judged by God. He will separate the redeemed from those who have rejected him, those who have rejected God will be banished from his presence forever.

God is Lord of all he has made, and will remove all the effects of sin in the world, bringing it to its intended perfection and glory. With bodies like Christ's real resurrection body, God's people will inhabit the new heaven and the new earth and enjoy everlasting fellowship in the presence of God. 



Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit


If you're new to church don't worry, so were most of us at some point! If you're thinking about coming along on a Sunday here are some basic bits and pieces you might find helpful.

Dress code - we don't have one! Just come in what you're comfortable in - God's much more interested in what's going on inside you than what you look like outside!

Singing - yes, we sing songs of worship and songs to encourage each other. Some of the songs are traditional but many have a contemporary feel to them. Usually our music team of keyboards, guitar's, flutes and drums lead the singing. If you don't know the songs, or aren't really a 'singer' that's OK - you don't have to join in!

Children - we love
children and they are always welcome. Sunday mornings start at 10:00am with 'The Lighthouse' especially for children. Check out the 'Children and Youth' page for more info. Children then come and join their parents  during the main service - which we try to make it accessible for them, though for younger one's you may want to bring something to help them. For the very youngest (0-6) we run and supervised creche during the service.

Bible teaching - this is a key part of what we do on Sundays. Each week one of our ministers explains a part of the Bible and helps us see how it applies to our lives the rest of the week. Our Bible teaching times are massively important to us because we believe that the Bible is God's word and the primary way he speaks to us - so we unashamedly make time to read and study it each week. 

How long? The Sunday morning service is a maximum of 1hr 15 min (apart from when it includes communion - then it often lasts a bit longer). 

Parking - we have a large car park at the chapel

Accessibility - our whole building is fully accessible, with a lift for those who need help to get to the first floor. We operate a loop system for hearing impaired. 

If you need more information or would like help in some other way please feel free to email or call our minister, Stuart Balmer at or on 07864 654688. We look forward to saying hello in person soon.