About faith, relationships
and people

We celebrate the goodness and blessing at the heart of humanity while acknowledging the evil one, believing that God loves all people. We want to cultivate harmony and hope within ourselves, our faith communities and the wider community. We respect our staff, volunteers, clients and partners and cherish the diversity in all. We do this by treating every individual with respect as equals.

About disharmony,
creativity and change

We recognise that disharmony is part of life and we aim to harness its positive potential. We want to embrace change, difference and conflict in creative ways so that we can learn from it, and be open to be changed (metanoia). Transformation and reconciliation are built on truth, justice, repentance, forgiveness and peace.

About accompanying people

We know the power and courage to change what resides within each individual. It is not our responsibility – nor within our power – to change anyone. We accompany people where relationships (with God, themselves, others and society) have been damaged and help them move towards a place of wholeness. We aim to create trusting, gracious spaces so that people can connect with God, themselves and others.

About always being learners

We want to be bearers of hope and harmony and so value learning as a lifelong journey. We are not alone in this work. Many are on the road with us and many have gone before. We want to acknowledge, learn from and link with others who are involved in this vital work.

About language and faith

We honour the role of faith in people’s lives. We recognise that people express values, beliefs and faith in many ways. We know that sometimes language or how beliefs are expressed can cause hurt and trigger division. We hope to be gracious, sensitive and inclusive about how we use language while remaining generous and open to hearing and holding difference. Even though we know we won’t always get it right. In the midst of so many words, we acknowledge the value of silence, and saying sorry when we get it wrong.

The Apostle’s Creed

describe the essence of our faith

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended to hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places