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Who are we?
The church or assembly consists of a body of Christians who meet together for worship, prayer, Bible study, teaching, preaching and outreach to the community. As the term ‘Christians’ is widely used to describe a variety of beliefs and secular organisations, we should make it clear that we are ordinary people who seek to follow the teachings of Christ and the pattern of the church defined in the New Testament of the Bible.
What do we believe?
Our beliefs and practices are firmly rooted in the Bible, the Word of God, inspiring us to live as God wants us to. This is a big subject, but in summary we believe:
What is our history?
In 1956, many of the believers meeting at Panton Hall in Panton Street saw the need for Christian witness on the new Arbury Estate and used the assembly hall and other rooms of the Arbury Junior School for a Sunday School, over 300 strong, and Bible classes each Sunday. A year or so later saw the beginning of a Gospel service on Sunday evenings. Meanwhile, negotiations and plans for a permanent building were taking place. Twenty five of us moved into our present building, then known at Roseford Hall, in June 1959. Later, a group went out from us to the new Kings Hedges estate, eventually building and worshipping at North Arbury Chapel in Cameron Road.
There are many hundreds of similar churches or assemblies in this country and in many other countries. While we are in fellowship with one another, there is no central organisation but each company seeks individually to follow the Lord’s leading as revealed in His Word, by His Holy Spirit, through prayer.