‘Making Disciples, Transforming Lives’
Here at St. Aidan and St. Leonard we believe that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus is God’s Son and that Jesus shows us that God is our Father, and that we can be in contact with God through the Holy Spirit.
We don’t believe that any of us can completely understand all this. But we see faith as believing and trusting. It is a different sort of knowledge to knowing facts about things. It is more to do with believing and trusting that we are loved by God, and so we want to love God and other people in return.
We believe that all around there are signs of God’s existence and handiwork for anyone to discover, especially in the Bible (Acts 14.15–17). But we also believe in the way we do because God has come to find us and has made himself known to us.
Of all the names used to describe followers of Jesus Christ, the most famous one is ‘Christian’.
To follow Jesus means trying to be like Jesus. A big part of what Jesus said involved something called the ‘Kingdom of God.’ In the Lord’s Prayer Jesus taught his disciples to pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth.
A big part of being a Christian involves meet as a Church to worship God and to enjoy being together.
But every day we are still the Church. In our homes, our neighbourhoods, our places of work and rest. It is here that we are called to be the presence of Jesus, serving his world and witnessing to his love today.