Statement of faith 

The Apostles Creed

A creed is a short statement of belief, generally summarizing some key aspects of Christian teaching. The early creeds served to unify the church in the understanding of their faith. The Apostles Creed is foundational in its content and is widely used in the western church.

Those contributing to the primary text on this site would all accept the Apostles Creed, an English language translation of which is given below.

‘I believe in God, the Father almighty,

     creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
     born of the Virgin Mary,
     suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died, and was buried;
     he descended to the dead.
     On the third day he rose again;
     he ascended into heaven,
     he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
     and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the holy catholic Church,
     the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life everlasting. Amen.’

Ecumenical Version, English Language Liturgical Consultation, 1988