Religions predating christianity
It's intended to give you some background information so that - we hope - you'll feel comfortable enough to come along to a church service and begin finding out more about us.We welcome visitors; coming along for a look doesn't commit you to anything.We also believe that God cares deeply about the Universe and all of its inhabitants. Jews, Muslims and Christians all worship the same God, in different ways.Secondly, Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth (c.
The Church provides material support for the needy, and it attempts to promote social justice to the rest of society. You don't need to be an Anglican or even a Christian to come along.Secondly, He was clearly not a construct of people's expectations.The Jewish people of the time had prophecies concerning a Messiah, but they were expecting an Earthly ruler - although with God's authority - who would kick out the Romans and make Israel great again. Later theologians had great difficulty in finding Old Testament ‘prophecies’ which actually seemed relevant.This web page attempts to explain the basics of Anglican Christian belief, and to serve as an introduction to what we do, and why.
There are sections on general Christian beliefs, on the Anglican Church in particular, and on what actually goes on in a church service.
(Some Anglicans are actually nice, sensible people.) Please read on - we hope you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find. We worship God because we believe that God is a being who fully deserves our respect and love.