Welcome to Christ Church!

 

Our identity

We are an Anglican, evangelical, Christian church.

 

 

We are Christians

We are people who believe that everything, (life, death and the universe!) revolves around Jesus Christ.

We

believe

in Jesus Christ, in the sense of personally trusting Him as the one true ruler and rescuer of mankind. The Bible helpfully summarises Christian belief as saying, ‘Jesus Christ is Lord.’

Christians are thoroughly committed to who Jesus is, what he came to do and what it means to follow Him and they’re concerned for that in their own lives as well as those around them.

 

 

 

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We are evangelical Christians

The adjective ‘evangelical’ has lots of bad press nowadays. It simply refers to those who believe that the Bible takes absolute

first

place in deciding all matters of belief and behaviour. As you’ll notice if you come along, the Bible therefore takes centre stage in all our main Sunday meetings. Many people make fun of the Bible, but as evangelical Christians, we take it seriously.

 

 

 

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We are Anglican, evangelical Christians

We are part of the Church of England (Anglican) and within the diocese of Winchester. We hold to the Reformation teachings contained in the Anglican

39 Articles of Religion

and The Book of Common Prayer.
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Our Vision

Knowing Christ & making Christ known

Knowing Christ

The foundation of all that we do at Christ Church is a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

We are committed to growing in our knowledge and love of Him as we learn from the Bible together and we are committed to encouraging one another in lives that serve Him.

Making Christ known

We are concerned to make the message of Jesus Christ clear to all who don’t know Him. We are committed, both individually and as a church, to do all we can so that people may hear about, understand and respond to Jesus Christ.
 
 

Declaration of Faith

The Basis of the Faith of the Church is the fundamental truths of Christianity as revealed in Holy Scripture including:
 
1. The unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
 
2. The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
 
3. The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
 
4. The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the Fall, rendering man subject the God’s wrath and condemnation.
 
5. The full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ as the incarnate Son of God, his virgin birth, and his real and sinless humanity; his death on the cross, his bodily resurrection and his present reign in heaven and earth.
 
6. Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only though the sacrificial death once and for all time of our representative and substitute Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man.
 
7. Justification as God’s act of undeserved mercy in which the sinner is pardoned all his sins and accepted as righteous in God’s sight only because of the righteousness of Christ imputed to him, this justification being received by faith alone.
 
8. The need for the Holy Spirit to make the work of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting him repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ.
 
9. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in all those thus regenerated, producing in them an increasing likeness to Christ in character and behaviour, and empowering them from their witness in the world.
 
10. The only holy universal Church which is the Body of Christ to which all true believers belong.
 

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