Statement of faith

Welcome Churches equips the UK Church to welcome refugees and asylum seekers arriving to the UK. It aims to reduce isolation of newly arrived refugees by providing community and support, particularly within the first three months of their arrival into a community.

Welcome Churches aims to complement other local projects by equipping and mobilising the local Church to join in. By joining the Welcome Network, churches are able to maintain their vision and values and contribute to the welcoming of refugees in the UK. Therefore, we always work in partnership with local churches and ask volunteers to commit to the Christian faith and values we uphold.

Welcome Churches is a Christian ministry. Our Trinitarian faith is enshrined and expressed in the historic creeds of the church:

We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit;
born of the Virgin Mary;
suffered under Pontius Pilate;
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell,
the third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from where He will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy Christian Church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.