Duke Street is an Independent Evangelical Church
Founded over a hundred years ago, the church is made up of people from many different backgrounds and places.
We believe that God cares for ALL people and that as his church, we have the privileged responsibility to make the reality of his love and forgiveness count in our lives and made known to others.
The Christian faith has something to say about all areas of life and as a church family we seek to learn, apply and live out the teaching of the Bible.
We are members of:
We play an active part in encouraging a sense of partnership between local churches and we network
with and support, many different Christian organisations, through our people and finance (see Links).
Aims and Objectives
• To glorify and to enjoy God.
• To share life in Christ with each other.
• To take the Good News to our community.
To become a church that is continually
• Growing out (PERSONAL EVANGELISM)
• Growing up (SPIRITUAL DISCIPLESHIP)
• Growing together (CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP)
• Growing in compassion (SERVING OTHERS)
• Growing in generosity (GIVING)
• In One God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
• That the Bible is God's inspired word, directing and affecting our lives daily.
• That the only way to have a personal relationship with God is through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Situation from March 2020
During this difficult time, we have an opportunity for the world to see how the church walks differently -
Our mission as God’s people has not changed. We continue to gather in God’s presence, be transformed by the Holy Spirit, and to love and serve. It’s just that gathering is looking a bit different.
We are changing the way we meet but we are not stopping being church together!
We can respond with hope and faith
• We know our world is fallen and things are not the way they are supposed to be. As Paul writes in Romans 8:22, “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”
• We know that the corona virus, along with every other cause of sickness and death, will not be part of the kingdom of God! We have not only a hope for the future, but an expectation of God’s future kingdom breaking through. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:1, “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” In other words, our perspective on life and death is different than that of the world. We live our lives in certain truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
• We know that we are not in control! We don’t live with the profound illusion of human power and knowledge. The tiniest virus has emptied cities, crashed the stock market, pushed the global economy toward recession and created mass hysteria. But we also know that Almighty God is in control. As Jeremiah said, “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”
We started meeting together again with restrictions from Sunday 30th August, plus the Zoom meeting as usual for those unable to attend.
The latest restrictions announced on 9th Septemeber limiting gatherings to 6 people do NOT apply to churches.
Please take a look at the Plan and Group Assignments.
And the full Risk Assessment.