What do we believe?

We belong to the Church in Wales, which is a fellowship of dioceses within the Holy Catholic Church, constituted as a Province of the Anglican Communion. We maintain the threefold order of bishops, priests and deacons which it has received, and acknowledges as its supreme authority in matters of faith the Holy Scriptures as interpreted in the Catholic Creeds and the historic Anglican formularies, that is, the Thirty Nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the Ordering of Bishops, Priests and Deacons as published in 1662. 

Our calling as a church family is to nurture men and women in the faith of Jesus Christ and to aid them to grow in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, so that the good news of God’s grace may be clearly proclaimed in the world and that God’s Kingdom may be honoured and advanced.

Here at St Catherine's we believe the Good News of Jesus Christ, namely:  

  • that God is active and personal, a Father who cares for his creation, and for every human being as his beloved child; 
  • that God is as he has revealed himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ, and
  • that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, God has proclaimed his love for the world and opened a way, accessible through our response of faith, by which our sins can be forgiven; 
  • that God is at work in the world today as Spirit, inspiring faith, justice and truth;
  • we believe that God has called all who respond to him to be his people, and to work together to act as ambassadors for him in the world. 

This is Good News, because it encourages each one of us to realise that God loves us, that he has gone out of his way to meet us in the person of his Son, in whom he accepts us as we are. He asks us to draw on his strength to live life to the full, and to bring healing to the world. We invite you to join with us in sharing this Good News.

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*Our view on ...

Click on any of the topics listed below to find out more about what we as a Church family believe. 


Community

Here at St Catherine's we want to serve and work with our community and local organisations, not just those who come to church.

Ecumenism

Ecumenism is the word we use to describe the efforts being made by the various churches to work together and to unite in love and truth.

 

Environment

Whatever the extent of our scientific knowledge, God’s creation is still a mystery and is accessible to us only through admiration of its creatures and worship of God.

Family and relationships 

The Scriptures show us how God reveals himself in and through all kinds of human relationships – those between friends, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, parents and children.

 

Money 

Jesus teaches us to love people and use things – and not the other way around, as society often seems to do.

Pain 

The word itself evokes memories of moments in our lives when we experienced its crippling effect.  

 

Healing 

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is the good news of healing which Jesus Christ proclaimed for individuals, communities and for the world. 

Work

Most people spend a large proportion of their life at work – whether in an office, a factory, a public institution, outdoors or at home. 

* These pages are based on similar pages found on the Church in Wales website and reflect the doctrinal position offered there.