Our Mission

To be the hands of God in all we do, the voice of God in all we say,
the heart of God to those we serve, and so to draw all people
to praise and worship Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

We seek to be an inclusive, welcoming and outward looking Christian community,
loving God,
one another and our neighbours

• We seek spiritual growth through learning and understanding God’s Word
• We seek to review our worship to help us reach out to the community,
whilst maintaining access to traditional forms of service
such as BCP and Common Worship
• We seek to be a beacon of faith, hope and compassion in our community.

Our Values

• Christ centred: working prayerfully to communicate Jesus Christ’s welcome
and challenge to the world, as set out in the Gospels

• Inclusive: reflecting the radical call of love to all people
• Welcome: offering a place of welcome and hospitality to those of all faiths, and none
• Transformative: being agents of change, encouraging new growth and spiritual discovery
• Compassionate: speaking and acting in support of vulnerable people
• Sustainable: seeking to safeguard our community and our world for future generations.


What We Believe

Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.

You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all this. But you are asked whether you believe and trust. This is called faith. It is a different sort of knowledge. It is the knowledge of being known and loved, and of loving in return.

The Christian faith is not a human invention. There are signs of God’s existence and handiwork in creation for anyone to read (Acts 14.15–17). But we believe in the way we do because God has come to seek us out and has made himself known to us.

Revd Mark Hurley was installed as Rector of the benefice by Rt. Revd. Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton, on 3rd February 2022, having been Priest in Charge of the benefice since 3rd August 2020.

Mark was previously Priest in Charge of Swanscombe, Kent.