What We Believe
Welcome to St John's Church Beckenham
St John's is a lively Anglican church with a relaxed and informal feel; a church family who are seeking to love God with our whole lives and to share His love with others.
Our Mission Statement
‘We exist to love God with our whole lives and to share his love with others’
What We Believe
We hold firm to the traditional Christian creeds and Biblical truths, but we recognise that they can seem complicated. So here's a simple statement.
Our universe was created by a loving God
God gave us freedom to make choices
We use that freedom unwisely and mess up God's creation and our lives
Jesus teaches that it's possible to sort out the mess and that Christianity is not just for good people
Jesus died and rose again to free us from the guilt of all the wrong things we do and to enable us to live in love and peace with everyone
That freedom from guilt - forgiveness - is available to everyone who decides to change their lives and to believe
Christianity is not about giving up fun, pleasure or success. It's about faith in a loving God and seeking to follow Jesus.
We are here...
To worship God: We seek to do this in traditional and modern forms in vibrant and relevant services and by the way our whole lives are honouring to God. We have different styles of worship at different times.
To build ourselves and others up through preaching the Good News of Jesus: We do this through accessible and relevant Bible based sermons and teaching.
To lead others to know Jesus: The final commission of Jesus to his followers was that they should tell others about Him and lead others to Him. We have inherited that commission and we treat it as a very high priority.
To serve others as Jesus would have served them: We seek to show the love of Jesus in practical ways, using our people and our buildings to provide necessary activities and services.