Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, the Father, The Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, of that which is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
Eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
True God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
Was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
The Lord, the giver of life,
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
We seek to be:-
Wholeheartedly committed to Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
Baptised and regular at communion.
Experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit.
Doers of the word, not hearers only.
Resisting the enemy.
Living by faith.
Seeking Holiness before God.
Involved in intercession and “hearing” God.
Offering wholehearted worship to God.
Committed to each other in unity and love: loyal to and trusting each other including the leaders; encouraging each other; open to loving correction on biblical issues; sharing needs and possessions.
Discerning one another’s gifts and practising “every member ministry”.
Involved in evangelism and social concern, by love, word, and power, in the light of the return of Christ.
- St John & St Matthew
- Parish Church of South Hornchurch
- South End Road, Rainham
- RM13 7XT