Tabernacle is an evangelical Baptist Church:
Evangelical - our focus is the gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Baptist - our Church distinctives include the practice of believer's baptism.
We believe in salvation through faith alone, recognising the Scriptures as our sole rule of faith and practice, and in the autonomy of the local Church.
The congregation of between 90 and 120 people covers all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.
We are always delighted to see visitors and seek to make you as welcome as we can.
What we believe
Tabernacle is committed to the historical Christian faith revealed in Holy Scripture as expressed in the Creeds and Confessions of the Church universal, primarily the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
We believe in:
1. The One true God, self-existent and eternal, consisting of three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
2. God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Creator of all things.
3. Our Lord Jesus Christ; His essential Deity and His real and perfect Manhood; His incarnation and virgin birth; the authority of all His teaching and the infallibility of all His utterances; the all-sufficiency of His atoning sacrifice upon the Cross, whereby in shedding His precious blood He made an offering once and for all for the sins of men; His bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven; His present intercession and His future personal return.
4. The Holy Spirit; the necessity of His work in the conviction and regeneration of men, leading them individually to trust in the atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to accept Him as their own personal Saviour; His work of sanctification in the life of the believer whom He indwells; and His direction of the worship, ministry and administration of the Church
5. The sinful state of man in consequence of the Fall; his lost condition and guilt before God through transgression; the justification which is offered through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and the regeneration imparted by the Holy Spirit to all who believe.
6. The resurrection of the body and the final judgement of all men; the everlasting happiness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
7. The Divine and full Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as not only containing but being in themselves the Word of God and therefore authoritative as the supreme and sufficient rule of faith and practice.