St. James’ primary calling as a church is to pray for and proclaim – in word and deed - the kingdom of God in accordance with Jesus’ teaching in the Gospels
(see Matthew 6:9-13 etc). This – and all we do as a result - is framed within the two greatest commandments which are to “Love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your mind’ and to ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39)
Anglicanism came into being during the Reformation and is a worldwide church numbering some 85 million people. Anglican Christians believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and that accepting Him as Saviour is the only way to abundant life in the present age and in the age to come.
As in any denomination there are variations of belief but historically Anglican Christians are:
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that it has unique authority in our lives. As Biblically-faithful Anglicans, our church teaches the whole Bible and how it applies to our daily lives. We believe that God's love for the whole world, expressed in Jesus Christ, is Good News that we are called to share with everyone.
We are part of a world-wide church that grew out of the English Reformation. We are united to each other and to the broader Christian tradition by a shared faith, sacramental worship, and apostolic order.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in believers, enabling, teaching, healing and calling us to love our neighbours and change the world.
Rev Mark Williams
01792 459449/01792 470532
St James' Church, Walter Road, Swansea SA1 4QF Tel: (01792) 459449
The Church in Wales
Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru
©The Parish of St James is part of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon in the Church in Wales