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What is the church?

The church can be described in many ways, but here are some of our favourites:

  • The body of Christ
  • A worshiping community, committed to service
  • Ordinary people who share an understanding that they are following Jesus
  • People who recognise all that God has done for them, and respond in love
  • A body of people led by the Holy Spirit to proclaim God's work in the world, and to end all that impoverishes others, whether injustice, slavery, oppression or hatred
Is church for me?

Church is for everyone with no exceptions. Some of us feel that we are not worthy of God's love. Perhaps we have done something in the past that makes us feel that we are beyond God's care, or something has happened to us that has caused us to put up the barriers.

God loves us, no matter what. His gracious love knows no boundaries. Jesus welcomes everyone to be a part of his family and to know the reconciliation and peace he brings.

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For those of you who are thinking about membership in the St Andrew's Church Family we have the perfect opportunity for you to find out more about what it means to be a member of this church family through our Membership Course.

Church membership is for everyone who believes and trusts in the Lord Jesus and who puts Jesus first in their lives. In the Book of Revelation (3:20) Jesus says in a vision to John: "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and him with me."

There are numerous passages where Jesus invites us to begin a relationship with him, not one of dominance and power where Jesus rules over our lives with an iron rod, but a relationship based on compassionate and gracious love.

In becoming a member of the church you publicly assert your faith and make certain commitments before the entire congregation. The day you make these vows is an important day in your life and, with the Holy Spirit as your helper, it will also mark a day of commitment to becoming a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ - a process that continues throughout your life.

St Andrew's runs Membership Courses for those interested in church membership and also courses to help us grow in our faith.

Contact the church office for more information on when these courses will next be running.