What we believe

First and foremost we believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus of Nazareth, a real man whose life we can read about in the gospels, was and is the Christ (that is, the Promised King and Saviour) and the Son of God.  Our aim is to follow him, since he is our Lord and Saviour.

Jesus is the Way – he is the way to know God the Father.

Jesus is the Truth – the answer to life, the universe and everything is “Jesus.”

Jesus is the Life – the purpose and meaning of life is found in a personal relationship with Jesus.


Christ Church is an Anglican Church.

We are part of the Church of England. Locally we are in the Diocese of Lichfield. The Church of England accepts the truth about God revealed in the Bible and recognises the Bible to be the supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour.

The Creeds (Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed) are an ancient summary of Biblical truth that we acknowledge as accurately summarising what the Bible teaches.

The 39 Articles express what Anglicans are meant to believe and are well worth a read.


Christ Church is an Evangelical Church.

‘Evangelical’ is a frequently misused term. What it means, in essence, is that the good news about Jesus Christ – the gospel – is the centre of all our thinking. The gospel is not the ABC of how to become a Christian – it is the A-Z of the Christian life.

The statement of faith of the Evangelical Alliance can be found here and concisely summarises central evangelical beliefs.  You will find a similar summary of evangelical beliefs, but written as a narrative, here.