Declaration of Principles
What we believe
Emmanuel Anglican Church exists to enable people know God for themselves. Our name ‘Emmanuel’ means ‘God with us’. It reminds us that in Jesus, God has come to be with his people. Today anybody can get to know God through reading and responding to what we learn about Jesus in the Bible and living in step with the Holy Spirit.
At Emmanuel Anglican Church we seek to help people engage with the Bible through worship and ministry that takes the best of ancient and contemporary wisdom. We combine modern music with words used by the Anglican Church for centuries. Our approach to ministry is designed to be understandable to anybody, relevant to modern life – but rooted in the ancient traditions of the Christian Church. Our statement of faith is the 39 Articles, clarified by The Principles.
'Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation.'
Article 6, Book of Common Prayer
1. We hold “the faith once delivered unto the saints”, declares its belief in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God, and the sole Rule of Faith and Practice; in the creed “commonly called the Apostle’s Creed”; in the Divine institution of the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and in the Doctrines of grace substantially as they are set forth in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion.