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We are a positive, lively chuch and welcome you and your family to come and join us for our Sunday Worship Services. Learn to develop a relationship with God through inspirational and contemporary worship (live band), practical Bible teaching and activities for the kids, prayer and a positive, encouraging support network.

Background

45 years ago, Marjorie Davies, a citizen of West End, donated some land adjoining her back garden to be used as a Church in Quob Lane. 

The Quob Lane Site

A building was constructed and the site was acquired by Southampton Community Church and over the years it has become very well known as both a church and the Kings School.  At present a portion of the building is used by Paint Pots, the very well established Nursery School.

Remarkable Turn of Events

After 40 years, the Davies family reacquired the building, due to the incredible generosity of Southampton Community Church who gave it back. So, after a whole generation, the building is now back in the Davies family. It is interesting that there is a verse in the Bible that says: “Cast you bread upon the waters and after many days it will return.” Ecclesiastes 11:1

One of Marjorie Davies’ grandsons, Ben Davies, is a licensed Christian Minister in his own right, with much experience in Church Leadership and has travelled extensively to various African nations training Church leaders in the Bible. He is a Bible Teacher ‘par excellence’ and is the Senior Leader of Anchor Community Church which recently started in the Quob Lane building.

Services are Sunday mornings at 10.15 am and you are welcome to come along, join us and be part of something new and exciting.

Statement of Faith

We believe in God the Almighty Father, Creator of heaven and earth. We 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 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 God, the Almighty Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

THE SCRIPTURES 

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We accept the New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

THE GODHEAD

Our God is one, but manifested in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (Phil. 2:6).

God the Father is higher than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14).

The Son is the Word made flesh, the only Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14).

The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 15:26).

MAN, HIS FALL, AND REDEMPTION

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.”

Jesus Christ, the Son of God was manifested to undo the work of the devil. He gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; 1 John 3:8).

Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8).

ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH

Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The New Birth is necessary for all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5).

BAPTISM

Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. This ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4).

SANCTIFICATION

The Bible teaches that without sanctification no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).

DIVINE HEALING

Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53;4-5).

RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD

The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “… this same Jesus … shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “… the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air …” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17).

Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests. He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 20:6).

HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION

The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal.

The terms “eternal” and “everlasting”, used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 29:20).

Please find below information about our Church rules and membership:

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We are a positive, lively church and welcome you and your family for our Sunday Worship Services. Learn to develop a relationship with God through inspirational and contemporary worship (live band), practical Bible teaching, activities for the kids, prayer and a positive, encouraging support network.

Sunday Worhip Services

(includes Anchor Kids)

10.15am – 12pm weekly

 

For more information contact us on:

Tel: Bend Davies (Senior Leader) 07729 750545

Email: [email protected]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) UpdateMessage from Pr Ben Davies

Worship at Anchor Community Church will start this coming Sunday 19th July from 10.30am to 12pm.  In order for things to run smoothly, please follow the  guidelines below as closely as possible.  Let’s all work together as a team to ensure that everyone is kept as safe as possible.  We thank God for His provision and protection so far. (Psalm 91)

 

·      If displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend the service.  Get tested and self isolate for 7 days.

·      Enter the building via the white double-glazed doors (main entrance) or the fire exit with ramp for those unable to walk too far.

·      Upon entering the building please thoroughly wash your hands using the sinks in the toilet areas – try to use the same sink each time you wash your hands and use the same toilet where possible.

·      Hand gel, tissues and antiseptic wipes will be available in the entrance hall and in the hall.  However, we would encourage you to bring your own small bottle of hand gel and tissues.

·      Greet each other verbally or with an elbow bump – no shaking hands or hugging.

·      You will be asked to complete a track and trace form with details such as address and phone. number so that in the event you develop symptoms, we can track people you have been in contact with.  If your details change at all please let us know immediately.

·      Where possible bring your own drink.  However, we will serve tea and coffee from the hatch.  Remember social distancing in queuing and sitting (2 metres)  Place used cups on the counter top.

·      It is NOT mandatory to wear a mask but if you feel safer to do so then please do.

·      Seats have been set out with a mixture of 1’s, 2’s and family group sizes.  Find a suitable seat and please use that same seat each week where possible.

·      Children will have separate work spaces in sibling groups with separate resources.

·      Families could we encourage you to talk to your children before hand and ask them to either sit with you as a family or at their designated table to do their activities. Parents can sit with their children for the activities should they chose to.  Unfortunately, we are not allowed to have out any toys or play areas.  We would ask that at the end of the service parents are responsible for keeping their children with them and not allowing them to run around the hall.

·      During the service: Only one person is allowed to sing normally (probably Nicky). Singing is not allowed unless it is quieter than a normal conversation so should you wish to hum along or sing under your breath, that will be fine.  We would still encourage you to share any scripture or share testimonies and words from God within our worship time.

·      Tithes and offering will be collected by an adult who wear a glove.  We will accept cash but where possible, we would encourage you to pay money directly into the Anchor Community Church account you can do this by BACS/standing order to account number: 83949745 sort code 40-42-18     Please use your name as the reference so we can identify it on the church account.

·      Communion: We will be using disposable plastic cups which will be handed to you by an adult wearing gloves.  Bread rolls will be placed in paper bags and handed to you.  If you have allergies to white bread please let Nicky know so that an alternative can be provided.

·      We will try to record the messages so that we can eventually put them online for others to enjoy.

·      Wash your hands or use hand gel before having any drinks at the end of the service.

·      Please leave via the fire exit door and ramp from the hall.

·      We can only have up to 30 people in hall so if we get increased numbers we may have to look at alternative ways of having our service.

 

We can’t wait to see you all again and be able to fellowship in the ‘flesh’. We are social beings by nature and this is going to be a challenging time for us all to not be able to hug and get too close but we thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to seeing you on Sunday.     Ben and Nicky