Lutherans are Christians who honour the German Reformer Martin Luther. Luther boldly challenged some practises within the Roman Catholic Church in the early years of the 16th century. Famously, he posted his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenburg, in 1517, which means we have now come to celebrate 500 years of reformation history. Lutherans are evangelical (We speak the good news). We confess that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world. He redeems us because He has taken upon Himself the consequence of sin for everyone. By suffering hell on the cross, Jesus Christ took on the just punishment for our sin. Because He is risen from the dead, Jesus now promises us everlasting Life in Him.
You may think of us as traditional when you come and visit, especially when you hear the hymns we sing and see the way in which the church is dressed. We believe it is important to receive the gifts God offers us often. Therefore we have communion services often. Essentially, we worship using an historic service in the tradition of western Christianity.
St. David's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation (gathering) of Lutherans that are in fellowship with many other congregations that make up the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (ELCE). However the ELCE, despite the name, has also spread abroad to Scotland and Wales.
We are also members of the International Lutheran Council, an entity which unifies millions of Lutherans around the world.