The Hanwood Creed

On Sunday 24 August 2014 we considered the Apostle's Creed and why there is no expansion about the Holy Spirit. At the end of the reflection members of the congregation, working in small groups, agreed to add a small section describing the Holy Spirit, using their own words. The full version is printed below.


the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ,

his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

The manifestation of God in this world
who points us to the Father and the Son
He is the giver of life and power
who changes us through his gifts and fruit
and gives us encouragement and comfort, reassurance and hope.

I believe in the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. 


What we believe
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