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The Christian Faith - What does it mean to be a Christian?

Christians believe that it is possible to have a relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ. We seek to deepen that relationship by following the teachings of Jesus, and to enjoy the encouragement with other Christians through the life of the Church.

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

  • Father – God, the Creator, who is love, caring for creation and for every human being as his beloved child.
  • Son - God chose to show us himself in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus, through his life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death.
  • 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.

Find Out More
To find out more about Jesus online, why not visit or There also some stories about faith on the Church of England website

But because Christianity is about relationship and community, the best way to find out about faith and prayer, to raise questions and to get help, is to meet some Christians. The Church of England is just one of the Christian churches in this country. We seek to work alongside other Christian churches and denominations as closely as we can. Why not visit your local Anglican church?

For details of your parish, visit  Find Your Church or A Church Near You.