Our Church is run as a Congregational Church but what is “Congregationalism”?
When we talk about “The Congregational Way” we talk about a way of being Church that is different from what most people think. We operate without hierarchies and complicated ritual, each Church formed of member who commit themselves to one another and to their community, and share their individual gifts and their finance to run a community of believers sustained by the Spirit and proudly independent from centralised power structures.
As a family of Churches guided by their members, Congregationalism has always proclaimed the Gospel freely and has historically been an agent of change both in Britain and beyond (see below).
Today our Churches still follow the original ideals, as they move forward dynamically by always listening and doing what the Spirit moves us to do. The Congregational Federation empowers and supports them through training and other resources.