What We Believe

People come to St Alban’s from many different Christian backgrounds.

We don’t always agree on everything. However, we all accept the essential Christian beliefs summed up in the Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

We believe the Bible to be the word of God, the basis of our faith.  As an Anglican congregation we recognise the authority of bishops as overseers of the church. We share in two sacraments, Communion and Baptism. We understand that baptism is open to the infants of those who accept Christ as Lord, as well as to believing adults.

We believe that Jesus has commissioned ​all those who follow him to go out into the world and preach the good news of the kingdom, making disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded.

 

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