What we believe

A Christian person writing in the early centuries of the first millennium wrote these words about how Christians see the world:

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways ... but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son ... [1]

The 'Son' he refers to is Jesus of Nazareth - a man who lived in what is now Palestine and Israel about 2000 years ago.

Anglicans, like all Christians, believe that this man Jesus is the deepest, truest, and, ultimately, the only true source of meaning and renewal for individual lives, communities, societies, and the world. Jesus says, as his friend John recalls, 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.' [2]

In this part of our website you can learn more about this remarkable man, Jesus, how he is a part of our lives, and how he can be a part of your own life story as we answer the following questions:

Some questions you may have:

Q: Why do people talk about Jesus as 'Christ'?

A: Christians believe that Jesus is a unique person in history. He is God’s 'anointed one'. 'Anointed' means that God’s personal nature is present in him. The Greek word for 'anointed' is Christos and so we call Jesus the 'Christ' and ourselves Christ-ians.

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[1] From the Letter to the Hebrews, chapter 1, verses 1 and 2, NRSV.
[2] From John’s biography of Jesus - the Gospel of John chapter 14, verse 6, NRSV.