Our history, beliefs, worship and organisation
We are a mainstream church, almost 55 years old, Congregational in origin, and, when Congregationalists and Presbyterians became one church in 1972, part of the United Reformed Church. We are a member of Churches Together in Stevenage.
We believe that we are called to be God’s people, transformed by the Gospel, making a difference in today’s world.
We believe that all God’s people should be one, celebrating diversity and valuing the different insights of other faith traditions, seeking to work with them to develop our own understanding.
We believe that although God does not change, the Christian Church must do so as society and the world change, hence the ‘Reformed’ part of our name.
We are open to different styles of worship including regular family services. These are often led by visiting lay preachers, or members of our own church family, who are involved at other times in scripture reading and leading prayers.
Major decisions are taken by the church members, meeting regularly together.
The day to day running of the church’s affairs is undertaken by a group of elected ‘lay leaders’ known as Elders, meeting monthly.
The church is supported by the national structures of the United Reformed Church through the Thames North Synod, and locally within the St. Albans Area as part of the North Herts. Group of Churches.