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what we believe

The Lantern Methodist Church is a developing fresh expression based on an intersection between faith and the arts.


We believe that “all are welcome” and we endeavour to make our facilities accessible both emotionally and physically to all.

“All need to be saved. All may be saved. All may know themselves saved. All may be saved to the uttermost."

Methodists have always been clear that no-one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.

We belong to The Methodist Church of Great Britain.

To see the view of The Methodist Church please click on the link below:

https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/views-of-the-church/

What’s distinctive about The Methodist Church?

https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/what-is-distinctive-about-methodism/

The doctrinal standards of the Methodist Church are as follows:

The Methodist Church claims and cherishes its place in the Holy Catholic Church which is the Body of Christ. It rejoices in the inheritance of the apostolic faith and loyally accepts the fundamental principles of the historic creeds and of the Protestant Reformation. It ever remembers that in the providence of God Methodism was raised up to spread scriptural holiness through the land by the proclamation of the evangelical faith and declares its unfaltering resolve to be true to its divinely appointed mission.

The doctrines of the evangelical faith which Methodism has held from the beginning and still holds are based upon the divine revelation recorded in the Holy Scriptures. The Methodist Church acknowledges this revelation as the supreme rule of faith and practice. These evangelical doctrines to which the preachers of the Methodist Church are pledged are contained in Wesley's Notes on the New Testament and the first four volumes of his sermons.

The Notes on the New Testament and the 44 Sermons are not intended to impose a system of formal or speculative theology on Methodist preachers, but to set up standards of preaching and belief which should secure loyalty to the fundamental truths of the gospel of redemption and ensure the continued witness of the Church to the realities of the Christian experience of salvation.