As a church our vision is to gain life through Jesus Christ, to learn to know Jesus Christ, and to love because of Jesus Christ. In short, we want to live out Jesus' great commission by being and making disciples. We know that none of us are the people God wants us to be because of our sin, and that we need the forgiveness of God, available through the cross, as a daily reality. We gather round God's words in the Bible to show us what is true, and meet as a community to teach, encourage, and pray for each other with the honesty that grace entails. In doing so, we believe that we are a small part of God's big plan to rescue a people, by his grace, through his Son, for his glory.
As a church, we're committed to letting God explain himself in the pages of the Bible. As an expression of that, we're in agreement with the 39 articles and historic creeds of the Church of England, and we use the UCCF statement of faith as our doctrinal basis:
"There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
The Bible, as originally given, is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour.
Since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born of a virgin; his humanity is real and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised bodily from death and is now reigning over heaven and earth.
Sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death once and for all time of their representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between them and God.
Those who believe in Christ are pardoned all their sins and accepted in God’s sight only because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them; this justification is God’s act of undeserved mercy, received solely by trust in him and not by their own efforts.
The Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated. He makes them increasingly Christ like in character and behaviour and gives them power for their witness in the world.
The one holy universal church is the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone, to execute God’s just condemnation on those who have not repented and to receive the redeemed to eternal glory."
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Trinity Church Islington began life back in 2007, when a group of people were sent from St Helen's Bishopsgate to form a separate local church within the Church of England. Finding a home at St Mark's Myddelton Square alongside the parish church, they were given a Bishop's Mission Order and set up as a charity in 2011. In November 2015 they themselves sent off their assistant minister with a group of people to start a new congregation at Christchurch in Crouch End.