St Mary’s is a Church whose purpose is to glorify and worship God; to follow Jesus, and, through his Holy Spirit, grow to be like him; sharing his transforming love and is also a Church where .....
- everyone is welcome; people of all ages are valued, respected and encouraged to join in;
- people are encouraged, as individuals and with other people, to grow spiritually through prayer, using the Bible and by putting their faith into practical action.
- we generously offer our time, money, talents and spiritual gifts for God’s work in our local area and world-wide. We do this through practical service, taking care of others and evangelism;
- we are especially committed to serve the welfare of Great Baddow;
- we are led collaboratively to be the local “Body of Christ” and part of the world-wide family of Anglican Churches;
- we offer healing prayer, mutual support and encouragement to everyone;
- everyone is helped to live out their Christian faith in daily life;
- we are unafraid of creativity, change and growth as we follow the Holy Spirit’s leadership;
- we enjoy a variety of approaches to worship and spirituality;
- our building is offered as a visible, peaceful, attractive and well-used centre for spiritual, caring and social activity.
Some of these values are realities today, and some are aspirational, but they all embody the direction we are moving as a congregation. Come and join us, come and join in!