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About Us

What to Expect

At our church you won’t find stained glass windows, a grand old building, or gowns with collars, but you will (we trust!) find a warm community of people that want to worship, serve, and make known the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our service is simple and uncluttered, including prayer, a mix of old and new hymns, and a sermon. We aim for clear, expository preaching which is Christ-centred.

We cherish the diversity of our church, meeting together as a whole group — young and old. A crèche is available for infants and pre-schoolers.

Why PRC?

If you’re not ‘Presbyterian,’ ‘Reformed,’ from a Christian background, or even know what these terms mean, that doesn’t matter. You’re most welcome.

Why Presbyterian?

Presbyterian means that we are governed by a team of elected elders, rather than a single figure of authority. 

Why Reformed?

Reformed means that our church is confessionally and historically rooted in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. At that time, God’s people rediscovered the truth of God’s Word, that salvation is:

  • by Christ alone

  • by grace alone

  • through faith alone

  • as recorded in the Bible alone

  • to the glory of God alone

By “Reformed” we do not mean that we have arrived! As individuals and as a church, we are always reforming!

What We Believe

  • The Bible consisting of the Old and New Testaments is the inerrant Word of God and as such, is the final authority for faith and life.
  • There is one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He created and sustains all things according to His excellent purposes.
  • All people have been created in the image of God, for the express purpose of worshipping and enjoying Him.
  • Although humanity was created good, all have rebelled and broken His law (sinned). All now have a sinful nature, tarnishing the image of God in them. We all deserve God’s just punishment because of our sin and are totally unable to save ourselves.
  • In His mercy, the Father sent His Son, into the world to save sinners. Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man. He lived a perfect life, died on the cross, and rose again bodily after three days.
  • God freely offers salvation to all people. We cannot be saved by what we have done, but only by what Christ has done. Jesus died in the place of sinners, taking their punishment on Himself. To be saved, we must turn from our sin and trust in Christ alone to save us. When we trust in Christ alone, His perfect righteousness is accredited to us.
  • People trust in Christ only because the Holy Spirit changes them, giving them spiritual life. The Holy Spirit lives within Christians, giving them power to fight their sin, and to grow in likeness to Christ in thought, word, and deed.
  • Christians are members of a body with Jesus Christ as the Head. God’s people meet together in order to worship, grow, and serve. Members of the church must both believe the gospel, and live a life which is consistent with the gospel. The church is God’s agent, declaring the good news of salvation to the world.
  • On the Last Day, Jesus Christ will return to judge the living and the dead. All will be raised bodily from the dead. The universe will be recreated. All will be destined either to heaven or hell for eternity.

For a much more detailed account of what we believe the Bible teaches, please read the Westminster Confession of Faith (with our minor amendments). Note that all of our leaders (elders and deacons) subscribe to this Confession entirely. We do not have a “Declaratory Act.” Where a leader comes to believe that part of the Confession is unbiblical, the matter is taken to Presbytery, and if, on re-examining God’s Word the Confession is found to be in error, it is amended.