Beliefs & Vision

Beliefs and Vision

Our Beliefs

Our parish is part of the Church of Ireland, a province of the Anglican Communican that has 449 parishes across the whole island.  We are also part of Connor Diocese, under the leadership of Bishop Alan Abernethy and one of 12 dioceses in the Church of Ireland.  The Anglican Communion worldwide currently has 70 million members in 164 countries.

The Scriptures and the Gospels, the Apostolic Church and the early Church Fathers, are the foundation of Anglican faith and worship as part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It worships the one true God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Anglicanism professes the faith that is uniquely revealed in the Bible and set forth in the Catholic Creeds (the statements of faith developed in the Early Church that are still used in the Church's worship today). The Church is called to proclaim that faith afresh in each generation.

Today we seek as a church to declare this faith today and see God’s plan for you, and each one of us, to be lived out in our lives.

 

Our Vision

As a Church we want to be more like Jesus - welcoming all who come to Him and reaching out to draw others nearer.

OUR FIVE CORE VALUES

As a Church, individually and collectively, we will seek to apply the following to all we are and do.

01 PRAYER
We want to deepen our life of prayer believing that prayer supports our faith and guides our decisions.

02 THE BIBLE
We want God's Word to be at the heart of everything we do.

03 PEOPLE
We are committed to loving, encouraging, and supporting each other in our walk with God. We seek to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for all.

04 OUTREACH
We want to care for people in our community through practical love and sharing God's Good News, so that they might come to share our love of God. We also seek to be dedicated to Christian outreach to the wider world.

05 WORSHIP
We want to inspire and encourage worship that leads us to focus on the wonder and reality of God thus enriching our lives and deepening our faith.

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The United Parish
St John's Parish Office
Doagh Road,
Ballyclare
BT39 9BG

Parish Office:

Phone: 028 9335 4814
Email: david@theunitedparish.org.uk

Revd Jonny:

Phone: 07808 479649
Email: jonny@theunitedparish.org.uk