What we Believe


We are people of faith who share a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. God’s promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in God and joyful, generous service to everyone we know and meet in daily life. At the same time faith does not close our minds to the world and our hearts to others.

We listen to the witness of others and watch for the ways God is active in the world around us. Faith opens a place for engaging others in conversation, for seeking the truth, for asking questions and speaking love in word and deed. Faith is a full life, liberated for a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.


Our Church is a community of believers in God with Jesus Christ as its head. We believe it is one body of many Christians, many Churches working in Unity under one head – Jesus Christ. We believe our Church is Holy because the Holy Spirit lives within its members and guides us. Our Church is Apostolic because it is faithful to what the Apostles founded in in continuing the Ministry of Christ throughout the World.

Our Church is Catholic in the sense that we are universal and seek to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God to all.


We believe that all people are created in God’s image, with free will. We are free to make our own choices, to love, to create, to reason and to live in harmony but also to disobey, or deny the reality of God.


All Christians are called upon to minister – to continue Jesus’s servant ministry by loving one another, building up the body of Christ and by worship. Through the Holy Spirit we all have unique abilities, gifts and talents and with the free will that God has given us,

it is up to us to manage and use our gifts and talents so that others might benefit, and the good news be spread to others.

Mission & Mission Statement

As Anglican’s we are a Missionary people, and our Mission is:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God
  • To Teach, Baptise and nurture new Believers (and existing believers!)
  • To respond to human needs by loving service; to seek to transform unjust structures of our society and to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
  • Our Mission Statement - St John's is a place of worship and outreach responding to the needs of the Parish along with local and overseas communities by providing comfort, transformation, education and fellowship with Jesus and the teachings of Scripture at the heart and purpose of all it does

Prayer and Scripture

We believe Prayer is our communication with God, both listening and talking, helping us to develop our relationship with God. Through prayer we receive the comfort, strength and direction we need in life, both naturally and spiritually. The answer to our prayers may not always be what we expect or would like and may not be immediate. The Lord’s Prayer was given to us by Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Bible (or Holy Scripture) which tells us of God’s work in nature and the history of Israel (Old Testament and of the life, ministry and teaching of Christ and the Apostles, and the growth of the early Church (New Testament).