Faith

What it means to be a Christian

Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.

 

For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

…Father… God is love, caring for creation and for every human being as God's beloved child.

…Son… God is as he has revealed himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus' life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death.

…and Holy Spirit… God is alive, loving and active today, inspiring faith, justice and truth, sustaining the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the church and bearing his spiritual fruit in the world - changed lives and a transformed society.

 

We have Bible Study groups and regular Home Groups. For Bible Reading notes, please contact Yvonne Randle via the Parish Office or please come along and meet us. You are very welcome at any time.

Some Christian Internet Resources

We hear a lot about the damage the internet can (and does) do. But it is also a source of great good, which we believe God can use to help all kinds of people. As with all other subject areas, there are good Christian websites and less good ones; so on this page we have put together a list of links to sites that we know and respect, and which we hope will be of real value to at least some of our virtual visitors. Enjoy!

PRAYER SITES

Sacred Space - A site run by the Irish Jesuits, which provides an attractive and user-friendly daily meditation

Oremus - “Dedicated to being a comprehensive place of prayer on the Internet”  - and with a lot to offer

The Peace Place - A diverse site, which offers the chance to sign up for a free “Daily Spiritual Seed” sent by EMail

Christian Meditation - A Benedictine site for people interested in Christian meditation 

The Daily Office - A very convenient site (with music!) for those who appreciate liturgical prayer 

An Invitation to Prayer - A site with a nice range of prayers for specific situations and Occasions 

World Prayer Net - A site which aims to inspire and equip Christians and their churches to take the call to prayer seriously

BIBLE AND THEOLOGY SITES

The Bible Gateway - Offers quick access to many translations of the Bible (with a search facility)

Biblical Studies - Extensive resources for Bible study.

Internet Christian Library - A site that offers a wide range of classic Christian texts, and many other resources.

Ekklesia - "A think-tank and news service that promotes radical theological ideas in public life" – informative and stimulating.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library - Another site with online versions of many core Christian texts.

HYMN SITES (WITH MUSIC)

The Cyber Hymnal

Oremus Hymnal

The Lutheran Hymnal

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS SITES

The Retreat Association - Has some very useful information about retreats and retreat houses

The Taize Community - Has resources for worship and regular news updates 

The Church of England - Our denomination’s central website, containing links to many other Christian organisations

Christians on the Internet - Website of “an interdenominational group of Christians  working together to advise, help and encourage the Church in its use of the internet”

 Mystics in Love - For those interested in Christian mysticism, especially during the Middle Ages

 Ship of Fools - For Christians who find it healthy to laugh at themselves…

 

St Peter's Parish Prayer

God of grace and truth, you love the world and everyone in it, and you know our needs before we ask. Shower upon us at St Peter's your blessings. Fill us with your Spirit that we may draw others to worship with us here, so that your kingdom of love, justice, mercy and peace may grow, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

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