St. Philip Anglican Church is a community of people gathered around a common commitment to Jesus Christ. We hope to be a welcoming open community of faith in which we are all encouraged to grow in our awareness of God’s presence in our lives.
Our commitment to Christ has led us to the desire to be a place of FREEDOM and WELCOME.
We believe that God’s Spirit lives and moves in all people. We take seriously the Biblical teaching that all people are created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). We hope to nurture and encourage all people in knowing and living fully their created identity. It is our destiny to be like God. As a community we hope to discover together what it means for us to fulfill this rich and wonderful destiny and to discover our true identity in Christ
We rely upon God’s Spirit to lead us and to nurture us in faith. We understand that all people are at different places and stages in their journey with Christ. We aim, therefore, to respect the integrity of each person and to encourage all to listen more deeply to the Spirit of Christ speaking within our own hearts.
All people experience more than enough pressure, guilt, manipulation, and demand in their lives. Our aim is to provide opportunity for all people to freely explore their own spiritual life, and to grow in faithfulness to God’s call rather than any external expectations. We try to take seriously Paul’s statement that, “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1).
The world is full of places we can go that make us feel we do not fit in and do not measure up.We At St. Philip we hope to enable all people to experience a sense of God’s unconditional welcome. We aim to extend to one another the invitation Jesus gave when he said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)
Please feel welcome among us. You are an important part of our life. Together, we trust that God will guide you as you find your place among us. We should note that we occasionally put together a ‘welcome book’ which outlines many aspects of our community life. There is a .pdf version of the welcome book here: Welcome Book 2015 2nd rev.
If you are new to Church, Christian Spirituality or Anglicanism, please drop us a line or come by for worship and we’d love to get together with you to chat more!
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