Church of England Diocese of Coventry Ladbroke

What we believe

As Christians, we believe in one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit - this is what we call the 'Trinity'.

We believe in God as the creator of all that there is.

We believe that Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, is the incarnate Son of God. In the incarnation, God became 'flesh' (born as a human being) and lived amongst us - we celebrate this at Christmas.

We believe that humankind was created to enjoy a relationship with God, but, because of sin that relationship has been damaged and broken. God has reached out in love to restore that relationship by sending his Son Jesus. Both fully god and fully human, Jesus came to live among us. He died on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven. He rose from the dead two days later, defeating death and sin - we celebrate this at Easter.

We believe that Jesus returned to his Father in heaven and will one day come again - we celebrate this on Ascension Day.

We believe that God sent his Holy Spirit to inspire and fill the lives of the first followers of Jesus. He gave them power to live boldly as Jesus' disciples in the world - we celebrate this at Pentecost. We believe that the Holy Spirit fills his followers today with that same power.