Holy Trinity Church Wavertree

Church of England - Diocese of Liverpool

Anglican Beliefs

Anglicans share the one common Christian faith that has been handed down through the centuries from the days of the first Christians. This is what we mean when we say that Anglicans are part of the "one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church". ("catholic" means: everywhere, always and for all)

We believe there is one God who created all the cosmos, who forgives sin, who has defeated death and who sends the Holy Spirit to renew us as the children of God. We seek to follow Jesus as Saviour and Lord.

Our mission as the people of God (the Church) is to enable all people to have the opportunity to share in God's healing, God's love and God's forgiveness and new life given to us in Jesus.

We celebrate our faith in the three great catholic creeds: the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed. The Nicene Creed (dating from 325AD) is the creed we use in our services of Holy Communion:

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I believe in one God the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. I 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: by the power of the Holy Spirit He became incarnate from 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. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father. With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. I believe in one holy universal and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

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