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(a) The Divine and special inspiration of the Holy Spirit of the Old and New Testaments and their sole authority and entire sufficiency as the rule of faith and practice.


(b) The unity of God, with the proper Deity of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


(c) The depravity of man and the absolute necessity of the Holy Spirit's agency for mans regeneration and sanctification.


(d) The incarnation of the Son of God in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, the perfection of the atonement by His death and free justification of sinners by faith alone in Him.


(e) Salvation by Grace and the duty of all men to believe in Christ.


(f) The resurrection of the dead and the final judgement when the wicked "shall go away into everlasting punishment but the righteous into life eternal".


(g) Where the above doctrines lack fullness or does not cover an issue, clarification may be found by clicking on the links to the Savoy Declaration of Faith and Order as the basis of Congregational beliefs.

Statement of Faith



The Savoy Declaration is a modification of the Westminster Confession of Faith, drawn up at Savoy Palace (London) in 1658 by English Independents and Congregationalists. It upholds the historic truths of the Christian faith such as the Triune nature of God, and emphasises the then-newly recovered Reformed (often called Calvinistic) doctrines of salvation being from the grace of God alone. However, unlike the Westminster Confession it advocates an Independent form of Church government where churches support each other but have no authoritative body above the local congregation.   


Two of the Savoy Assembly members, John Owen and Thomas Goodwin, are still well known today and their theological works are well worth a read.

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