In obedience to the call of Christ, we, members of Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, and Anglican churches in the area of Wanstead, who have increasingly shared our Christian life in a variety of ways over recent years, now feel a need to show our love for God and for one another by a more formal commitment to grow together in doing His will.
Well ……. as you probably guessed – we are a Christian church. But – wait a minute! It is a group of people who have found the answers to life’s deepest questions in Jesus Christ. He has taught us to love one another and to welcome all to join us. Oh … and yes …. we do sing and pray – quite a lot! And why not? Jesus has shown us what God is truly like and brought us into his family. He has given us forgiveness and peace of mind , strength and guidance for today, hope for tomorrow and beyond – and his presence with us, come what may.
We confess our Faith in One God,
the Father, Creator,
the Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour,
the Holy Spirit, guiding His Church, the Body of Christ, into all truth.
We rejoice in the riches of the traditions we have inherited and seek to share them more fully with one another in the unity which is the will and gift of God.
We seek a deepening of our communion with Christ and with one another.
We covenant to seek visible unity, even though in our pilgrimage together we cannot see the form it will eventually take.
We therefore make this commitment to God and to each other.