We are a group of Bible believers bound together by our common belief in the Gospel, and by baptism into Jesus’ name. This is necessary for our sins to be forgiven and allows us to be reconciled to God, by His mercy.
“He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16)
Our aim is to "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness" (Matt 6:33), looking forward to the return of Jesus to the earth to set up the kingdom of God. This will be centred in Israel and will fill the whole earth, and will be a time of everlasting peace, where all of today’s problems will be solved.
“…the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44)
The authority for our faith and beliefs comes entirely from the inspired word of God (the Old and New Testaments of the Bible), and so we are very similar to the original First Century Christians.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe that God created (and continues to sustain) all things, and that he sent Jesus, his son, into the world to be a both an example and sacrifice for anyone who is willing to turn to God and follow his commandments.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16)
Anybody who is willing to believe the Gospel, repent of their past wrongdoings, be baptised and attempt to follow God’s commandments to the best of their ability can be saved from sin and death, having been promised immortality in the Kingdom of God.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23)
Our Ecclesia consists of approximately 80 members from all sorts of different walks of life. We meet together regularly in our hall at 206 Marsland Road in Sale, Manchester, for a wide range of activities (find out more here), most importantly to remember our absent Lord by sharing bread and wine, as Jesus commanded us to do (1 Corinthians 11:26). We would love for you to visit us!