How do I grow in my faith?

Christians believe that it is possible to have a relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ. We seek to deepen that relationship by following the teachings of Jesus, and to enjoy the encouragement with other Christians through the life of the Church.

For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Father… God is love, caring for creation and for every human being as God's beloved child.

Son… God is as he has revealed himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus' life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death.

and Holy Spirit… God is alive, loving and active today, inspiring faith, justice and truth, sustaining the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the church and bearing his spiritual fruit in the world - changed lives and a transformed society. 

Find out more

To find out more about Jesus online, why not visit, and There also some stories about faith on the Church of England website.

But because Christianity is about relationship and community, the best way to find out about faith and prayer, to raise questions and to get help, is to meet some Christians. The Church of England is just one of the Christian churches in this country. We seek to work alongside other Christian churches and denominations as closely as we can. Why not visit your local Anglican church? For details of your parish, visit A Church Near You.

Many parishes run courses for those seeking to explore the Christian faith or to grow in their personal faith, such as 'Pilgrim', 'Alpha', 'Christianity Explored' or 'Start.'

Foundations for Ministry is a lay training course for anyone who wants to find and grow in the ministry to which God is calling them.