As Baptists, we declare that Jesus is Lord, and he is the head of the church. We do not have Bishops or a Pope, but instead, believe that when we meet together God speaks to us. The Church is a member of the South West Baptist Association, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and also the Evangelical Alliance.
We follow the teaching and practice of the New Testament, in that we believe that baptism is for those who have repented of their sin, and declare the Lordship of Christ in their lives; this is known as Believers Baptism.
We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired word to us, it is true and has authority over us and how we live our lives. It tells us about God, and how we can have a relationship with him, thanks to his Son, who came to Earth, fully man while remaining fully God. He taught us how to live in relationship with the Father, and through his life, death and resurrection we can become adopted into the family of God; when we do that we receive a gift of the Holy Spirit, who works within us as both a deposit of what is to come, and a comforter as we live our lives today.
As members of the Evangelical Alliance, we subscribe to their Basis of Faith.