Toton Churches

Declaration of Intent for Toton Churches Local Ecumenical Partnership

The Covenant

We, the Ministers and Congregation of Toton Methodist Church and St.Peter’s Anglican Church:

Declare our Faith in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who calls us into one Body and One Faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  We affirm our dependence upon the inspired word of God in the Scriptures for our guidance in all matters of faith and conduct.  We believe in the gospel of repentance and forgiveness through the atoning death of our Saviour Jesus Christ and we acknowledge our calling to serve Him together in the power of His Holy Spirit.

We acknowledge those things which have separated us from one another and created divisions which have hindered the furtherance of the gospel, repenting of all that is sinful in our relationship as churches and recognising one another as brothers and sisters in the one church of Jesus Christ, pledged to serve only His Kingdom and to share in the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. 

We therefore Covenant together to make visible the unity of Christ’s people in Toton by doing together all that conscience allows. We do not know what form our unity may eventually take but we believe that the commitment we are now making to one another, will lead us to a deeper understanding of the unity that is God’s will for us.

We therefore pledge ourselves:

We believe this covenant is God’s will for the unity of His Church,
for His glory and for the growth of His Kingdom in Toton

We seek God’s grace to fulfil our pledge renewed on this day 29 April 1999.

Signed in April 1986; renewed in April 1999; reaffirmed in September 2008