Trinity is an Evangelical church

The word has a long history and a range of meanings (frequently with unfortunate associations ) but historically an ‘evangelical’ might be most simply defined as ‘a Bible person’ and ‘a gospel person’. We want Trinity to be a Bible church and a gospel church.

In describing ourselves as a Bible church, we are really talking about how we know what we know as Christians and why we believe what we believe. In The Thirty-Nine Articles, which is a summary of the official doctrine of all Anglcan churches, the Bible is described as ‘God’s word written’; it’s what God says to us. That’s why it is our ‘supreme authority’, and everything we do as a church is to be measured against what he has told us in the Bible.  

To be a gospel church means holding fast to certain key truths about human nature and salvation, and holding fast to them not for the sake of theological smugness but because they are ‘good news’ of which the Bible speaks and which we are to proclaim to a lost world. We believe that God has placed us here in Lancaster to share this gospel.

Trinity is an Anglican church

We are Anglican because we fully identify with the Reformed position of the Church of England in terms of its belief. Anglican doctrine ‘is grounded in the holy Scriptures, and in such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the said Scriptures.  In particular such doctrine is to be found in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Ordinals’. We stand full-square with that.

That said we are independent of the structures of the Church of England. However we are not ‘Lone Rangers’. We are a member congregation of the Anglican  Mission in England (AMiE) and supported by Bishop Andy Lines and linked to the worldwide anglican church through GAFCON.. We work together with other churches (Anglican and Non-Conformist) both in Lancaster and, under the auspices of the North West Partnershipmore widely across the North West.

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