Our Statement of Faith
We believe in One God:
- The Father Almighty, creator of Heaven and Earth;
- And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and was buried; on the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.
- We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, together with the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified; he has spoken through the prophets.
- We believe in one holy, catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
Our Statement of Faith keeps us in communion with all Christians who believe in the Triune God – Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In addition to our Statement of Faith, we hold a number of people, already recognised by all Christians, to be of special merit and worthy of our prayers and praises, principally:
- Our Blessed Lady, Mary the Mother of God – in all of her Divine Appearances and particularly at Lourdes, Fatima, and Walsingham;
- Saint Joseph, Her Spouse most chaste;
- Saint John the Baptist, who baptised Jesus Christ in the River Jordan;
- Saint Peter, the first Bishop of the Church;
- Saint Paul, the great Apostle to the Gentiles; and
- Saint Alban, the first Martyr of England.
Our Canon Law states that we are neither Protestant nor Roman Catholic. We do not protest about anything, but as Catholics we do not accept certain teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. We cannot, in all conscience, accept that any one church has a monopoly of faith or teaching, or that any one denomination is “right” and all others “wrong”. This has been demonstrated through the centuries, principally with the Roman Catholic Church’s censure of Galileo and of other scientists who have proven beyond all doubt that the Earth is neither flat nor the centre of the Universe.
Therefore, we are in disagreement with certain statements, teachings, and disciplines of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly concerning Priestly celibacy, the Ordination of women, the use of Contraception, and the very current issues of Equal Marriage and the Ordination of openly gay clergy.