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What we believe

We are part of the Church of England and look to uphold the biblical truths on which the Church of England was founded. The law of the Church of England says:

The doctrine of the Church of England is grounded in the Holy Scriptures and in such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the said Scriptures. In particular such doctrine is to be found in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the Ordinal.

We stand in the tradition of the Anglican Reformers of the 16th Century, who went back to the Bible and rediscovered some of the great realities of God’s plan of salvation (such as, that it is “by faith alone”, “by grace alone” and “in Christ alone”). We hear their call to go on reforming the church so that our life together is shaped by what the Scriptures teach.

Although we belong to the Church of England, first and foremost we belong to Christ, so Christians from any denomination are warmly welcome at Emmanuel.

We share our convictions with millions of other Christians down the ages and around the world today. As members of the Evangelical Alliance we affirm its basis of faith.  You can read it here or see below for details: