We covenant to work, worship and witness as one congregation under the name of St. Andrew’s (Methodist and United Reformed) Church, Rochdale.
We offer ourselves to the whole Christian Community and to the people of Rochdale as a church where people of different traditions can come together to celebrate God’s love in worship, discipleship and service.
We gather together
to worship and serve God
and to hear and proclaim the good news of God’s Reign.
To discover anew the stories of faith
and be fired by the eternal Word.
To draw on the inspiration of a diverse heritage
and to be encouraged by the life-changing Spirit
To discern God’s call upon ourselves, our community and our traditions whilst exploring ways that call can be answered;
and be challenged, inspired and guided by the living Christ.
We seek to be a fellowship of service and mission;
a source of friendship and nurture;
a harbour of shelter and sanctuary;
a fountain of joyfulness and welcome;
a journey of debate and exploration;
a spring of tolerance and tenacity;
a body intolerant of discrimination and prejudice;
a flow of justice and righteousness;
a community of faith and love;
a well of forgiveness and repentance;
a people at prayer;
Pilgrims of God.
By the grace of God,
we offer ourselves
our fellowship and our church
to be used in the transformation of broken lives,
and in the search for a unity
which is open, inclusive, radical and evangelical.