We are a reformed evangelical church committed to four core values: The Bible, Grace, Community and Mission.
Making disciples of Jesus by sharing God’s message of grace
At Grace Church, we take the Bible seriously, believing that it is God’s trustworthy word to us about his Son, Jesus Christ. Because we want the Bible to make a difference in our lives, the heart of our [email protected] meetings is relevant and robust Bible teaching. All children have Bible teaching each week, with those of reading age usually learning from the same section of the Bible as the adults – we are keen to be “all of God’s people under all of God’s word together.”
Grace means God’s undeserved favour, and sums up everything that God has done for us in creating us, and saving us through the death of Jesus Christ in our place. Grace is all about how we get right with God, relying on what he does for us, not what we do for him. We seek to be a community who displays God’s grace.
When someone becomes a Christian, they join a new supernatural family – Jesus’ church. At Grace we want to be a church family that intentionally nurtures a genuine sense of community. This means most of us are members of what we call “Grace Groups”, and many of us also meet in 2s and 3s to encourage one another in our Christian lives. It also means we are a church family who serve one another – we seek to be “partners not passengers, coworkers not consumers” in how we view ‘church’.
Our God is on a mission to restore all that is wrong with the world. This mission centres on Jesus, who God sent into the world to rescue us from the consequences we all face for turning away from God. What Jesus has done for us is incredibly good news, and we have the privilege and responsibility to tell others about it.
At Grace, this means we seek to encourage and equip one another to share this incredibly good news about what Jesus has done for us. This includes offering good quality events, courses and other opportunities for anyone who is interested to explore the claims of Christianity.
We also partner with others involved in sharing the message and love of Jesus around the world. Some of our ‘mission partners’ include similar new churches, Christians Against Poverty and partnering with work globally. We periodically support our local Foodbank and source our church refreshments from Ethical Addictions, a local coffee company run by Christians.
We invite you to join us and find out more about Jesus, or you could start now by reading a short biography of his life: Mark’s Gospel.
More into images than words? Watch a short video based on a course called Christianity Explored that we run regularly .
And if you want to read more about how we see the world, click here.