What we believe
CBC belongs to the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB), and as such, we subscribe to the following three principles:
The three-part “Declaration of Principle” was introduced to enable people with widely different theological understandings to be in Christian community together. In CBC, you will find a variety of backgrounds and perspectives on the Christian faith, however, the ancient creed below is an example of what we would consider to be essential Christian belief:
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
If you have any questions about faith, or would like to learn more about how Cowes Baptist Church works to uphold these principles, please contact Judith.