Love Wycombe, the charity

In January 2022, Love Wycombe became a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation. With the events previously having been administered and underwritten by local charity, Encounter Trust, it was felt that the time was right for Love Wycombe to become it’s own entity for organisational reasons. Registered Charity No 5191597

With this, the following Statement of Beliefs was established by the current Steering Group, some of the Senior Leaders from various churches in and around Wycombe, the Planning Group for the 2022 event, volunteers also from various churches, and the new Trustees.

We believe the Bible, the inspired word of God, is completely trustworthy, speaking with supreme authority in all matters of belief and practice.

We believe in one God, who exists eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe all people, being created in the image of God, have intrinsic value, but as a result of sin are alienated from God and each other, and therefore in need of reconciliation.

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, is fully God and fully human; he demonstrated God’s love for sinners by suffering the penalty of death in their place, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where he intercedes for his people.

We believe all who repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Saviour are, by the grace of God, declared to be right with him, receiving forgiveness and eternal life.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return personally in glory, raise the dead, and judge the world.

We believe all people will rise from the dead, those who are in Christ to enjoy eternal life with God, and those who are lost to suffer eternal separation from him.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who imparts new life to those who believe in Christ; through his indwelling presence and transforming power he gives assurance and equips believers for holy living and effective service.

We believe the Church is the body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers, and is commissioned to make disciples of all nations.

January 2022

As our vision states, we seek to bring Christians in our town together, as one voice, united in the body of Christ.

Love Wycombe, and any other ecumenical effort we may collaborate with or communication about, should adhere to these guidelines:

1. Organised by representatives of three or more Christian churches in High Wycombe involving two or more denominations

2. Open to all Christian churches to participate

3. Fosters unity between the churches in High Wycombe

4. Focused on sharing the love of Jesus rather than promoting an individual church,
denomination or theological position

5. Professionally organised and run

6. Any event must have a constituted lead organisation who is takes overall responsibility for health and safety, finance and insurance.

7. Where an event addresses controversial topics, all opinions must be given a fair hearing, and be moderated by a chairperson ensuring measured and respectful debate