At St Wulfran’s we want to join with God’s Mission to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and establish the Kingdom of God. We want to share this message of hope and love with as many people as possible.
Jesus when asked to explain the fundamentals of faith and of faithful living talked directly and simply about faith in God and care for the others. For Jesus these two commandments are intertwined and inseparable:
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Luke 10)
Our mission as a church is informed by this powerful and simple instruction in how to join and support God’s Mission. We believe we are therefore called to:
• Help people to know and love God and follow his Son Jesus Christ
• To love and care for our neighbour
We therefore wish to work prayerfully and purposefully with the Holy Spirit in God’s transformation of ourselves, of our neighbours and all creation.
We believe we are wonderfully made and therefore equally loved and valued by God. We believe church should be a place for everyone and everyone is equally welcome and respected at St Wulfran’s. In supporting this approach we will seek to cultivate and work within Christian values, as described by St Paul in Galatians:
St Wulfran’s Patron is the Society for the Maintenance of Faith, established in 1873 to promote and maintain catholic church teaching and practice in the Church of England. One of the main duties of the Society at St Wulfran’s is to guide and help with the appointment of clergy.
We are an Inclusive Church
St Wulfran’s is a member of the Inclusive Church Network. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus