Defining Spirituality is difficult but it is a term we recognise in our culture. At the most simple level, it suggests that we are not comfortable with the story about the world we are often told; that happiness and meaning, purpose and fulfilment come solely from what we do, where we live and what we own. So, interest in spirituality can simply mean a searching for another value system.
St Anne’s is a Christian community. Our values and foundations are grounded in the Jesus story. For us, Jesus describes holistically a way of living that brings a deep sense of unity with the One who created us whom we call God, with each other and with the world. This Spirituality is what underpins everything that you will read in this website.
You see, Christianity is not just about “going to Church”. In fact, it’s not about that at all. It is about sitting before the Jesus story and asking how we can live that out authentically in the 21st Century. Christian Spirituality is not about “me” but about how I can work with others to bring about what Jesus called “The Kingdom of God”.
There is nothing dull about the Christian life. It is a roller-coaster journey with a Divine companion, calling us to live riskily for other people in lives of service, love and hope. At St Anne’s you will find that Church, God and Faith are all verbs, drawing us consciously on to witness to the presence of Jesus. Why not take a risk yourself and give us a go?
St Anne’s is part of the Church of England. That means we are under the authority of a Bishop and that our worship and our understanding of the Christian Faith are fed and nurtured by the Anglican Tradition. As part of a wider Church, we share resources, ministry, service and mission with our sisters and brothers not only in Sale but in Diocese of Chester and across the world.