Contact us: St. Margaret's Church Church Lane, Alderton NN12 7LP email us
Rector Richard Stainer Phone: 01604 857619 Email: Address: The Rectory, 37 High Street, Blisworth
Church Warden Amanda Jane Selvey Phone: 01327 811380

Our Beliefs

The Church of England is part of the Anglican Communion, which is a worldwide family of churches. One of the strengths of Anglicanism is its variety and the Church of England is a broad church, representing a wide spectrum of theological thought and practice. It is distinguished by its open-mindedness and this tolerance has allowed Anglicans encompassing the whole spectrum, from those sympathetic to the Catholic tradition right through to those more in tune with the Reformed tradition, to coexist. Whilst separate churches, or even individual members of a particular church, might have differing opinions about the finer points of Christian theology, there are fundamental beliefs, which unite us all.

  • We believe in the Holy Trinity (one God in three persons): the Father, who created heaven and earth; the Son, Jesus, who lived among us; and the Holy Spirit, who fills us with life and power.
  • We believe in the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ. The core Christian belief is that through faith in Christ sinful mankind can be reconciled to God and thereby offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.
  • We believe in Christ’s second coming, the Day of Judgement and the salvation of the faithful.
  • We believe in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The Church is one because all its members believe in one Lord and and are united by their common beliefs; holy because Christ shares his holiness with us through his sacrifice on the cross; catholic because the Church is universal – world-wide and open to people everywhere; and apostolic because it’s teaching comes directly from Jesus, who gave the apostles the mission of spreading the good news and baptising new members into the Body of Christ.
  • We believe in the seven sacraments: Holy Baptism, Holy Communion, Reconciliation (Confession & Absolution),  Holy Matrimony, Confirmation, Ordination and the Anointing of the Sick.