About us and what we believe
At City United Reformed Church we aim to build up our faith and commitment, welcome the unwelcomed, strengthen the ecumenical community, engage and be engaged by the city.
On 29th September 2002, the Church approved the following statement:
We love God and our neighbours as ourselves (Matthew 19 v 19) and:
Declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming church, made up of and welcoming all people into full participation in the life of the church, regardless of race, colour, gender, age, nationality, economic circumstance, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or emotional condition.
Invite you to journey with us as we share and explore what it means to live as a Christian in today’s society. At the heart of our church life you will find our worship and our fellowship, both of which we declare to be inclusive of all and exclusive of none. Our welcome is unconditional.
Commit ourselves to work towards ending ignorance, fear, hatred, prejudice and discrimination and speak out against all forms of oppression whereby people are denied their God-given rights of freedom, health and the necessities of life.
Provide a safe space for dialogue, where all can be honest and open about what they believe and feel.
Celebrate diversity and support reconciliation, dedicate ourselves to act as agents for unity and wholeness within the world and the church.
Acknowledge our own shortcomings and insensitivities as we endeavour to reach out in friendship and love to strengthen each other as we seek God’s continuing revelation of truth and light.