As part of the Co-mission network we hold to the Co-Mission statement of faith.
Put simply, we are:
An Evangelical Church
We’re committed to God’s word. What we believe and what we teach is governed by our understanding of the Bible. What God says in scripture shapes our church life, sets our agenda and drives our priorities. And so we aim to help everyone understand what the Bible says. We make sure that our sermons are accessible to those who are completely new to Christian things as well as feeding those who are more familiar with God’s word.
A Relational Church
We’re committed to God’s people. Christianity is collective. It’s not meant to be a lone crusade. We need one another for encouragement, support and accountability. And so aim to be a church that loves God’s people sacrificially by offering practical service to anyone among us in need, whether new mums needing meals, lonely or sick people needing a visit or the discouraged needing reassurance.
A Missional Church
We’re committed to God’s world. We don’t simply want to be a church that sends out missionaries across the world to the nations. We want also to send out missionaries across the street to our neighbourhoods. And so we aim to be a church that shows holy and respectful love towards everyone in our community. We are devoted to doing whatever is good, especially in explaining the gospel of God’s love.
We hold to the orthodox doctrine of the great early Councils of the Church, the 39 Articles of Religion and the Book of Common Prayer and Ordinal of the Church of England, and the contemporary Jerusalem Declaration of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans; central to which is Article 6 of the 39 Articles, “Holy Scripture contains all things necessary for salvation. Consequently whatever is not read in Scripture nor can be proved from Scripture cannot be demanded from any person to believe it as an article of the faith. Nor is any such thing to be thought necessary or required for salvation”.
We belong to the Worldwide Anglican Communion of which the Church of England is a part. We are part of a new emerging Anglicanism which is conservative in theology and contemporary in practice. As a result of our membership of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (UK&I) and links with churches and ministries of many nations. Our Senior Minister is ordained as an Anglican Clergyman.
We’re respectful of others who endeavour to be faithful to God’s Word and so we enjoy our partnership in gospel ministry with local churches in Balham, Tooting, Streatham and Wandsworth Common. We’re part of the cross-denominational South West London and South East Gospel Partnerships.