The present church community offers exposure to stimulating and varied thought from the Christian and radical Enlightenment traditions and beyond, opportunities for personal growth, and a community that is kindly, lively, open-minded and truthful.
There is only one orthodoxy here: a love of truth that is a sincere desire to understand how the world is and our place in it.
- A clear-eyed and open-minded community.
- The Christian Year is the basic framework for our personal, family and congregational life.
- Rites of passage that are focussed fully on the people involved.
- A liberal Christian and Enlightenment tradition that is in line with contemporary, secular culture.
- Opportunities to explore a wide body of philosophy - as inspiration for living our lives well.
- Access to the teaching of the human Jesus.
- The freedom to change as our understanding of the natural world and society grows.
- The means to build moral strength, courage and conscience.
- The means to recognise grace in our lives.
- Development of intellectual and spiritual resilience for times of trouble.
- A grateful understanding rooted in science of our place in nature.
- Access to confidential and kindly counsel in times of need.
- Practices of contemplation, prayer, meditation and study.