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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

Because of the present situation Anchor Community Church will suspend its activities until further notice so there will be no Sunday Service, youth Club, Explorers, Messy Church or Anchor Tots during that time. This is the wise thing to do at the moment while we see out this pandemic. Such steps are also of course recommended by the Government and there is blessing following their guidelines (Romans 13)

Stay Connected: We will of course stay connected electronically through the various means we have including Anchor Chat so if anyone is feeling socially isolated, there is that means of connection. Our logo states that we are 'Here for you' and Nicky and I would like to reiterate we are absolutely here for everyone who is a part of Anchor. It is important to remind ourselves at this time that for each of us that are in Christ, the devil is just as defeated now as he has been for the last 2000 years. And so it is good to press in and believe for our redemptive rights that we are in Christ, specifically that we are healed (Isaiah 53: 4-5)

Jesus spoke of there being pestilences in the end times (Luke 21:11) Jesus here is speaking of the tribulation, however the present situation shows we're getting close to that and of course, His second Advent.

Opportunities: I encourage you all to think of ways in which the present situation presents opportunities for us, as the Body of Christ, to be the blessing it's made to be. I'll leave you with two scriptures; Psalm 46:1-2 - God is our refuge and strength; an ever present help in times of trouble. Therefore we will not fear thought the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.