Our Beliefs

Christ Church Sevenoaks is a constituent church of the United Reformed Church (URC) which brought together English Presbyterians, English, Welsh and Scottish Congregationalists and members of the Churches of Christ and has 68,000 people in 1500 congregations with nearly 700 ministers.

Worldwide, more than 70 million Christians are members of the Reformed family of churches. We uphold the historic Trinitarian creeds of the church universal and find the supreme authority for our lives in the Word of God in the Bible, discerned under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We order our lives through councils of the church, where ministers and lay people together seek the mind of Christ.

The URC combines its commitment to the Reformed tradition with a passionate belief that all God’s people should be one. We seek to work with Christians of all traditions, and rejoice in being part of more than 400 Local Ecumenical Partnerships, with the Methodist Church and others.

We are committed to theological and cultural diversity. The URC has declared itself a multi-cultural church, rejoicing in the gifts of members from across the world and seeking to hold together a wide variety of theological understandings; the valuing of different insights helping the church to understand the wonder of God.