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Who we are
We are just an ordinary group of Christians who worship together in Ordsall.
Some of us have been here pretty well all our lives. Some of us are new
to this church, some are new to the Christian faith.
We try to work as a family together, supporting one another - and knowing our
|Together we work to make a church that is safe, confident
and prayerful. We try to base what we do in shared
discussion and prayer.
Sunday and weekday worship, in
study and by listening carefully to one another, we try to put these
commitments into practice.
And with confidence in God, we explore
our faith to understand what we can and seeking to apply our faith in
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In January 2004 Ordsall Parochial Church Council agreed to join
the Inclusive Church Network, and signed up to this statement:
We affirm that the Church's
mission, in obedience to Holy Scripture, is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus
Christ in every generation.
We acknowledge that this is Good
News for people regardless of their sex, race or sexual orientation.
believe that, in order to strengthen the Gospel's proclamation of justice to
the world, and for the greater glory of God, the Church's own common life must
be justly ordered.
To that end, we call on our Church
to live out the promise of the Gospel; to celebrate the diverse gifts of all
members of the body of Christ; and in the ordering of our common life to open
the ministries of deacon, priest and bishop to those so called to serve by
God, regardless of their sex, race or sexual orientation.
We made this decision following discussion in the PCC and across
the congregation. This doesn't mean that everyone in the church (or even
on the Church Council) will all be 100% happy with such a statement or
Nonetheless as a parish we wish to affirm our openness to all
who wish to worship with us - locally or across the world (and recognising that
every church has its limits).
The (new and improved) inclusive-church.com website is