Baptist Union of Great Britain

Woodbridge Quay Church is a member of the Baptist Union and supports its declaration of principle which is :

1. That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His Laws.

2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins according to the Scriptures, was buried and rose again on the third day.

3. That it is the duty of every Christian disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.


Five Core Values

The following statement was adopted by the March 1998 Council of the Baptist Union for commendation to all churches, associations, and colleges in the Union.

Baptists are a gospel people, called to be:

A prophetic community - following Jesus in

  • confronting evil, injustice and hypocrisy

  • challenging human concepts of power, wealth, status and security

An inclusive community - following Jesus in

  • transcending barriers of gender, language, race, class, age and culture

  • identifying with those who are rejected, deprived and powerless

A sacrificial community - following Jesus in

  • accepting vulnerability and the necessity of sacrifice

  • seeking to reflect the generous, life-giving nature of God

A missionary community - following Jesus in

  • demonstrating in word and action Godís forgiving and healing love

  • calling and enabling people to experience the love of God for themselves

A worshipping community - following Jesus in

  • engaging in worship and prayer which inspire and undergird all we are and do

  • exploring and expressing what it means to live together as the people of God, obeying his Word and following Christ in the whole of daily life

WQC Vision Statement

You can read our Vision Statement, You will find it on this page. We will be adding more information later so check back for updates.


Evangelical Alliance

The Church also supports and subscribes to the basis of faith of the Evangelical Alliance, which follows :

"Evangelical Christians accept wholeheartedly the revelation of God given in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and confess the faith therein set forth and summarised in such historic statements of the Christian Church as the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds. They here explicitly assert doctrines which they regard as crucial to the understanding of the Faith, and which issue in practical Christian living and the worldwide proclamation of the Gospel.

1. The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.

2. The divine inspiration of the Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

3. The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, making man subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

4. The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole ground of redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin.

5. The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.

6. The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit.

7. The unity and common priesthood of all true believers, who together form the one universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head.

8. The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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