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. It was at that time that the Protestant Movement began. Lutherans are 'Evangelical', which means 'speaking out the good news'. Today Lutherans continue to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ; that He is the Saviour of the world. Jesus Christ redeems us by taking on the consequence of sin. By suffering hell on a cross, Jesus Christ took on the just punishment for sin so that we don't have to.
You may think of us as traditional when you come and visit, especially when you hear the hymns we sing and see the way the church is dressed. We also believe it is important to receive the gifts God offers us often. Therefore every Sunday we receive Jesus Christ's body and blood. We also 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.