CHRIST CHURCH BALHAM
We’re a lively Bible-centred Anglican church, seeking to share the good news
of Jesus Christ with the people of Balham.
put simply we are
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.
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 we 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.
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.
As an affiliate member of the Free Church of England we are part of a family of churches working together to disciple the nations through local congregations. Like all Anglican churches, we hold to the doctrine of the early Councils of the Church, Thirty Nine Articles of Religion and The Book of Common Prayer. We seek to be contemporary in our style of corporate worship, whilst remaining conservative in theology. Our Senior Minister was ordained in the Church of England but now holds a licence in the Free Church of England, which is itself part of the worldwide GAFCON movement.
We enjoy strong partnership with many other Bible-believing churches in the local area. As part of the Co-Mission network, whose Articles of Faith we subscribe to, we are working with churches across the city to seek to reach the unreached for Jesus by trying to plant and establish reformed evangelical churches in London. We are also part of the cross-denominational London Gospel Partnership.