What We Believe

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"When the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy." (Titus 3.4)

St Mary's is an Anglican Church. This is what we believe: 

  • That there is one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • In the love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • In the divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • In the dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • In the incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • In redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death upon the cross once and for all time of our representative and substitute Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man.
  • In the bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • In the justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • In the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • In the only holy universal Church which is the Body of Christ to which all true believers belong
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.