We believe that the Bible is God’s written Word which speaks clearly and with relevance and is a definitive guide for each one of us in our modern world.
Because we believe that Jesus is “the way, the truth and the life” and that no-one can come to the Father except through him, we place a high value on sharing our faith. Our desire is to see people come to know Jesus and put their trust and faith in him.
The Doctrinal Basis of the Church is as follows:
The divine inspiration and authority and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures.
The unity of the Godhead, and the Trinity of the persons therein.
The full deity and humanity of Christ Jesus. The sole sufficiency of His atoning work, in His death and resurrection for the salvation of mankind and His personal return in glory.
The utter depravity of human nature in consequence of the fall.
The justification of the sinner is by faith alone.
The essential work of the Holy Spirit in conviction, conversion and sanctification.
The immortality of the soul, resurrection of the body and the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ.
The divine institution of the Christian ministry and the obligation and perpetuity of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
This statement is deliberately short; a fuller description of our guiding principles are set out in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith with its accompanying Scripture proofs. We consider that it fairly reflects the fact that the God we serve is “the same yesterday, today and forever”.