A very warm welcome to the Oughtibridge Parish Church website.
No one these days has to go to church. So what unites the group of people who identify with this parish church?
|The van that delivers the bags of flour to the orphans at the Kwashis' home in Jos|
In a nutshell, it is faith in Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of the one true Creator God. We are a church community of different people - men, women, old, young, middle-aged, different tastes, different abilities, different backgrounds. But it is Jesus Christ who unites us. We belong to the church because we belong to Him. He is our Lord and Saviour.
Christianity is Christ. The things we are called to believe as Christians, the way we are called to behave, and the church we are called to belong to flow out of that primary commitment to Jesus Christ. As John's Gospel affirms, He is the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to (God) the Father except through Him (John 14v6).
It is our passionate desire to share the good news of Christ's love and forgiveness and His power to change lives with our wider community, the parish we are called to serve.
My prayer as vicar of the parish church is that this website will work to that end, as well as encouraging those who already have a saving friendship with Jesus Christ.