Our Theological Convictions (what we believe)
At Holy Trinity we seek to base our knowledge of God (and ourselves) on what God has said in the Bible. We accept the Bible as God’s Word written, and believe the Bible reveals God to us, teaches us how to be saved through Jesus, and that following God’s ways in the Bible is the best way to live.
As the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3v14-17:
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NIV)
We are Christian – holding to a Trinitarian faith, and Jesus Christ as the only Saviour.
We are Evangelical – we have a high view of Scripture, and Bible teaching is the foundation of our ministry.
We uphold to the Orthodox teaching on marriage and human sexuality – upholding marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman. We affirm this teaching and demonstrate grace in broken lives.
Our worship style and church organisation is Anglican, whilst our congregation welcomes and consists of Christians from different denominations. We affirm the 39 articles and historic creeds of the church. We are part of the Leicester Diocese in the Church of England.
Our leadership is Complementarian – understanding that men and women are equal in creation and salvation, and that God has made men and women with complementary gifts so that different roles are appropriate in the church and marriage. Members of our church family hold both complementarian (equal value with different roles) and egalitarian (equal value with no diffference in role) positions, whilst we are agreed on our leadership being complementarian.
For those familiar with the Church of England’s procedures in this, here is some further explanation: In 2018 we passed a Resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests. As such, we consider that the leadership of the church, preaching in our primary service and the oversight of a bishop should be by a suitably qualified man. Under this leadership, we want to encourage the ministry of men and women to flourish.