Our parish is part of the Church of Ireland, a province of the Anglican Communican that has 449 parishes across the whole island. We are also part of Connor Diocese, under the leadership of Bishop Alan Abernethy and one of 12 dioceses in the Church of Ireland. The Anglican Communion worldwide currently has 70 million members in 164 countries.
The Scriptures and the Gospels, the Apostolic Church and the early Church Fathers, are the foundation of Anglican faith and worship as part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It worships the one true God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Anglicanism professes the faith that is uniquely revealed in the Bible and set forth in the Catholic Creeds (the statements of faith developed in the Early Church that are still used in the Church's worship today). The Church is called to proclaim that faith afresh in each generation.
Today we seek as a church to declare this faith today and see God’s plan for you, and each one of us, to be lived out in our lives.
The cross of Jesus must be at the centre of all we are as a Church family. The cross demonstrates God’s love towards all humanity, and therefore as we proclaim the victory that Christ brought by defeating the power of the cross, God provides people within our community with an everlasting hope. This is our story to tell. God reveals his incredible love through the cross. He reveals his power over darkness, his amazing unmerited grace to bring salvation to all people, and his loving mercy to everyone. This is the Good News that we are able to share, through God’s Word, and through the outworking of his Holy Spirit in his followers – the Church.
We believe there must be a high value of importance placed on God’s Word, and we encourage people to explore ways in which His Word can ‘soak’ into our daily lives through personal devotion, bible studies and small group discussion. But we also declare that the life of the church will only grow when we call on the enabling work of the Holy Spirit to breathe life into the words we hear each Sunday. And through the Spirit-filled Word, we cannot stand idle to the mission that God would have us do in our community.