Two churches one parish
Values to live by and to shape our Parish
Who we are is more influential than what we do. We have identified some core values which are important for our life together as a Parish.
These values are very important. They influence who we are becoming and how we behave. This Parish will influence the lives of all who belong to it, and we hope and pray that this influence will be good! These values hold true across all ages and groups within our churches from the youngest to the oldest.
To worship regularly and wholeheartedly, by offering ourselves to God in the power of the Holy Spirit.
To seek through prayer and Bible study a deepening relationship with God through Jesus Christ bringing healing and peace.
To be a community loving and caring for one another in tangible ways with the love God gives us.
Welcoming and Inclusive
To welcome all newcomers and strangers with the understanding that God loves all people.
Learning and Growing in Groups
To encourage learning from the bible and discipleship in small groups (and other contexts) that offer mutual support.
To understand that each one of us is called to use our gifts in the service of God, one another and the wider community.
To share with others God’s message of love through our words and our actions.
Wise and Thankful Stewards
To identify and generate the necessary resources to help achieve our vision in gratitude to God, and to play our part in caring for God’s beautiful world.
A Family of all ages
To recognise that we are all God’s children and so a family of all ages living together and honouring one another.
20 Church Path Emsworth Hampshire PO10 7DP
Registered charity: The PCC of the ecclesiastical Parish of St Thomas á Becket, Warblington with St James, Emsworth. Charity number 1128391.