Church Membership


All are welcome to be present for the Communion Service (the Lord's Table). But only those who are members of the church (together occasionally with baptised believers who are known to us and visiting from other churches) are invited to participate in this Communion Service.

We welcome any to apply to join us in church membership. Such an application will be considered first by the church officers (pastor and/or deacons) who will hear the testimony of the applicant. If this testimony commends itself to the officers, the applicant will then be invited to give their testimony at a church meeting. If their testimony is approved by a majority of the church members then:

  • If the applicant has not previously been baptised on the confession of their faith, we will arrange a service at which they will be baptised in the name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19) in accordance with the Scriptures: "Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost……. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized" (Acts 2:38-41);
  • If the applicant has previously been baptised on the confession of their faith, we will (if appropriate) write to the church of which they are currently a member, requesting that church to give them an honourable dismissal on joining us in membership.

The applicant will also be asked to confirm that they are in agreement with the declaration of belief given below, and to confirm that they will abide by our covenant of church membership as the Lord helps them. It is our continual prayer that the Lord will graciously add to our church such as shall be saved.

Declaration of Belief

I believe:

  • that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God;
  • that God exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and that these three persons are eternally one God;
  • that God is all-powerful, that He created all things and that all things are under His control;
  • that mankind, created by God, has sinned against Him and that all are corrupt by nature and sinful by practice;
  • that Jesus Christ was and is the eternal Son of God who became man, who died on the cross for our sins, who rose again from the dead, who rules in heaven and who will return to judge the world;/li>
  • that salvation from the guilt and punishment of sin is granted only by God's mercy and by His forgiveness which is given freely to all who repent and trust in Jesus Christ;
  • that the Holy Spirit is given to all who trust in Jesus Christ in order that they might be delivered from the power of sin and Satan and enabled to live a life that pleases God.

I also understand that the church desires to be governed entirely according to the principles and doctrines contained in the Holy Bible and that above is only a short summary list of the most important doctrines believed by the church. I understand that there is a fuller list of the doctrines believed by the church, and those that are church officers have confirmed their belief in that fuller list.