The Christian faith is focused on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We also believe his death achieved something very special: the opportunity to reconnect with the God that we might believe in but might sometimes feel remote from.

We believe that Jesus was not just a human being but, in some way that we cannot fully understand, God as well. We believe in God the Father, the creator of the entire universe, and the Holy Spirit, who is the way we can experience Jesus today. Not three gods but one, who together are described as the ‘Trinity’ – a description not so much of philosophy but of the relationship at the heart of God.

In the most famous Christian prayer we pray ‘Our Father…’ This creator God wants a relationship with us, for us to be his children and to give us, as Jesus says, ‘life in all its fulness’ (John 10.10).

Christians are the largest single faith group in the world, making up around a third of the world’s population, approximately 2.3 billion people globally. The most recent census figures (2011) showed that Christianity remains the biggest religion in England. 

For a quick overview of Christianity, and some answers to many common questions, see the Christian Enquiry Agency. For a more detailed discussion of Jesus and how people view him today, see www.rejesus.co.uk or Christianity Explored. There is an opportunity on this site to join a local group, or you might like to try an Alpha course (see www.alpha.org.uk/try)

If you would like a conversation with someone about the Christian faith, or would like someone to pray with you, please contact Richard Steel (Mission Team Leader) via email or simply contact your local parish church (see www.achurchnearyou.com). 

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