What we believe

What we believe

We believe in the good news of Jesus Christ and the freedom He brings. We seek to be a loving, serving Christian presence in the heart of Hull.

We want to grow in numbers, spiritual depth, and in our capacity to serve and bless our community. We invite everyone to join us on this journey.

We are also passionate about ensuring our beautiful and iconic church is used and enjoyed by many generations to come.

Our purpose

Worship: Encounter God in a variety of worship styles on Sundays and throughout the week and be equipped to worship God throughout the week.

Enjoy: Visit our amazing building for a variety of artistic, cultural, community and corporate events.

Explore: Discover 700 years of cultural and spiritual heritage, and explore the Christian faith for yourself.

Belong: Join in with one of our many volunteer and interest groups, find friendship and serve the city.

The Apostles’ Creed

From the earliest days of the Church, Christians developed short, simple summaries of the faith. These short statements became known as creeds. The word ‘creed’ comes from the Latin word credo, meaning ‘I believe and trust’. Two creeds in particular were developed in the early centuries of the Church, which have remained important to the Church and are regularly used in our worship today. These are the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.

People who were preparing for baptism in the early centuries of the Christian Church learned a short summary of what Christians believe. One version became accepted as the Apostles’ Creed, because it was thought to include the essential teaching of the 12 apostles, Jesus’ earliest followers. It was into that faith of the apostles that Christians were, and are, baptised. We declare our faith in God in all of our services of worship, often using the Apostle's’ creed.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

(Information from www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/what-we-believe/apostles-creed)