We are an Evangelical Anglican church that cooperates in fellowship with other churches in the Diocese of Sydney. Our historic and theological roots go back to the Protestant Reformation, most explicitly expressed in the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England and the Book of Common Prayer.
The heart of what we believe can be summarised as four slogans...
We have rebelled against God and deserve nothing but his just anger. Yet in God's great mercy, Jesus died and rose again so that through the power of the Holy Spirit we can turn, be forgiven and receive His gift of new life. This salvation is the free gift of God.
There is only one mediator between God and humanity - the man Jesus Christ. He is God's unique, sufficient and abundant provision for us. He is both Lord and Saviour.
The Bible is our supreme and sufficient authority in all matters of faith and doctrine. In it God speaks in such a way that we can listen and know him personally.
Faith (or trust) is the required response to God's grace in Christ. Obedience in no way contributes to salvation, but flows necessarily from it.
For those seeking more detail, we also believe in...
- The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
- The universal sinfulness and guilt of humanity since the fall, rendering men and women subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
- The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth by the Virgin Mary.
- Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only though the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
- The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
- The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him or her repentance towards God, and faith in Jesus Christ.
- The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
- The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.