We are a family Church with a wide ranging programme designed to cater for all ages. You will find all sorts of people from various age groups and coming from all kinds of different backgrounds.
Our members are people who have come to know God and be made right with him by experiencing the power of the message of God’s Word and the sacrificial work of his son, Jesus Christ. The aim of our lives is to please God by being more like Christ and bringing others to know him.
Our Sunday worship aims to be reverent, with Bible reading, hymns, prayers and Bible teaching. We focus on learning from the Bible about our great God and applying his word to our daily lives. Visitors are very welcome and should find our services easy to follow. If you have children, there is a Sunday School before the morning service and a crèche during the service for young children. Whoever you are, you are most welcome to join us for worship or come to some of the meetings during the week.
We are an evangelical church, which means that we believe the Bible is God’s word, speaking clearly and with relevance to our modern world. The truth we are committed to is historically known as Reformed and is more fully summarised in the ‘statement of faith’ below.
Waterford House is a missionary minded church helping to support missionaries and ministries of compassion on several continents.
We are easy to find on Rede Court Road, which is on the western edge of Strood. There is parking on site for a limited number of cars with disabled bays nearest the church.
What We Believe
The following is a summary of what we believe in on a number of key issues.
- We submit in matters of conscience to no authority but that which is claimed by the Holy Scriptures, which as inspired of God we regard as the only and sufficient rule of faith and practice.
- The Church is called “Waterford House Evangelical Free Church.” Maintaining:
- The unity of the Godhead and the divine co-equality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- The Sovereignty of God in Creation, Providence and Redemption.
- Eternal and Personal Election.
- Original Sin.
- Particular Redemption.
- Free Justification by the imputed righteousness of Christ.
- Regeneration, Conversion and Sanctification by the Spirit and the Grace of God.
- The Moral Law as a rule of life and conduct to all believers.
- The Final Perseverance of the Saints.
- The Resurrection of the Body to Eternal Life.
- The Future Judgement.
- The Eternal Happiness of the Righteous and the Everlasting Misery of such as die impenitent.
- The necessity of Repentance and Faith to the attainment of Redemption.
- The ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as being instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, but not in Baptism as conveying regenerating grace, nor in the Lord’s Supper as being a sacrifice for sin or involving any change in the bread or wine. Administering Baptism to such only as are of understanding upon their own confession and evidence of repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
- The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ in Glory.