St George’s is an Anglican church, which is part of a fellowship of churches in 165 countries that have over 85 million members, with one Lord, Jesus Christ.
Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are brought into a right relationship with God, are forgiven for our rebellion, and have hope for the future. Through the gift of God’s Spirit, we are enabled to live His way, and are united in love for one another as a church. The Bible tells of God’s great rescue plan. This tells us that: “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19). For “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
You can investigate more about what the Bible teaches about God, His Son Jesus and our need for a relationship with him by visiting http://christianity.net.au/
We uphold the Christian faith received from the early, apostolic church, as set forth in the three historic Creeds (of which the Anglican ‘Thirty-Nine Articles’ are a general exposition). This faith is founded in the Scriptures of Old and New Testament as our ultimate rule and standard for life. We emphasise the grace of God (his unmerited mercy) centred on Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. We are therefore committed to obeying Christ in making disciples, following his teaching, and administering the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. As we live out this faith, in the power of the Spirit, we share the good news of the kingdom of God.
When we gather as a church, we may re-affirm this faith in the form of a creed such as the Apostle’s Creed:
“I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He 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,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again 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.”