Ethos

Our Identity

St Paul's is an evangelical Anglican church in the Diocese of London.

Individually and as a community we long for renewal through the Holy Spirit, so that we can know and experience more and more of the amazing and unconditional love of God in Jesus, and be channels of that love to others. We seek to know and to share the joy and fullness of life that Jesus came to bring and to be partners with him in the transformation of his world. Our ministry and mission is shaped by an orthodox understanding of Christianity as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, set out in the catholic creeds and to which the historic Anglican formularies bear witness.

Our theological position falls within the open evangelical tradition of the Church of England. In essence this means we are:

Committed to:

Open to:

Our Core Values

Our core values are the things which guide how we do things at St Paul's. In joyful response to God's unconditional love, we aim to live by the following values:

Christ-centred -

giving Jesus priority and seeking his glory in all we do.

Bible

Biblical -

dependent on and inspired by God’s life-giving, Spirit-breathed written word.

Prayerful -

confident that things happen when we pray, and seeking God in every aspect of our lives.

ConversationRelational -

a welcoming community in which to encounter God as we belong, learn, grow and use our gifts together.

Missional -

passionate about communicating God’s loving heart for the world.

Risk-taking -

a courageous community willing to embrace the challenge of change.

 

We are committed to maintaining our distinctively Christian ethos by ensuring that Christians, as volunteers and staff, are appointed to those positions, which we have agreed, require Christians to fill them.