Our Purpose - why do we exist?

‘Purpose’ answers the question, ‘why do we exist?’. As a Christian community our purpose is determined by God and given to us in the great commandments:Bible

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37);


“Love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).

and the great commission:

Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).

The leaders of St Paul’s have agreed the following statement which sets out our purpose as a church:

St Paul's seeks to be an all-age multicultural community of Christians committed to worshipping God, loving our neighbour, and enabling people to become life-long followers of Jesus Christ.

Two women enjoying a conversationThis purpose statement emphasizes that we seek to be: