What we Believe


He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. Until he was thirty, he worked in a carpenter shop and then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. He wrote no books. He held no office. He never owned a home. He was never in a big city. He never travelled two hundred miles from the place he was born. He never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness. The authorities condemned his teachings. His friends deserted him. One betrayed him to his enemies for a paltry sum. One denied him. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed on a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for the only piece of property he owned on earth: his coat. When he was dead he was taken down and placed in a borrowed grave.

Nineteen centuries have come and gone, yet today he is the crowning glory of the human race, the adored leader of hundreds of millions of the earth`s inhabitants. His Church is to be found all over the world. Living  its catholic tradition unites all his disciples.

All the armies that ever marched and all the Navies that were ever assembled and all the parliaments that ever sat and all the rulers that ever reigned - combined - have not affected the life of humankind upon this earth so profoundly as that One Solitary Life.

The Church of England is part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, worshipping the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It professes the faith uniquely revealed in the Holy Scriptures and set forth in the catholic creeds, which faith the Church is called upon to proclaim afresh in each generation.

St.Nicolas Church
Parish Office
Bury Street
Guildford, Surrey GU2 4AW
Tel : +44 (0)1483 564 526
Email : parishoffice@stnicolas-
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