What we believe

The Christian faith is all about Jesus – loving him, trusting him, following him.

If you want to know more about what we believe, you might find it helpful to look at the information below. For more details, check out our doctrinal standards.

We are a Reformed Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Together with Christians throughout the ages we affirm the historic Christian creeds - the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Chalcedonian Creed. We use one of these creeds during our services, as we join in declaring our faith.

We are a Reformed church. During the Protestant Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries, many aspects of the Bible's teaching were rediscovered and articulated more clearly than before. We believe that the Bible's teaching is well expressed in the great Reformed confessions, in particular the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Three Forms of Unity.

Evangelical means two things. First, the word “evangelical” comes from a Greek word that means “good news”. As an evangelical church, we’re committed to proclaiming the good news about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.  Second, “evangelical” means “Bible-based.” We believe the Bible is God’s word, the ultimate authority in every area of life. This doesn’t mean that we interpret the Bible in a simplistic or literalistic way - we’re not fundamentalists. But neither do we abandon the Bible just because it conflicts with the shifting sands of religious tradition or contemporary opinion. We believe that the ancient truths of the Bible speak to every aspect of the modern world, so we’re unashamedly committed to reading the Bible, working hard to understand it, and following wherever it leads.

We are currently in the process of joining a British reformed presbyterian denomination.

If you would like further information about what we believe, you may find it helpful to follow the links above, which take you to our doctrinal standards. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We Meet Sundays at 10:00am Ashmole Academy, Cecil Road, Southgate, N14 5RJ.