About Us

Welcome to New Creation.

New Creation encompasses the two Anglican churches of St. Andrew’s in the villages of Banwell and Congresbury, with Hewish and Puxton, as well as their associated organisations and youth work and including their community arms, Love Banwell and Love Congresbury.

Please see our calendar of upcoming services across New Creation and online.

Upcoming Services across New Creation

Our Vision: What does the name New Creation mean?

We concluded that the title “New Creation: Building Better Community” is still the best way to describe how we feel called to be ‘Church’.

  • Thereby wanting to follow God’s call to play our part in creating a NEW world and society where everyone knows they are loved by God (based on 2 Corinthians 5:16-19).
  • a NEW world that is kinder, that values people for who they are, and a world that cares about the relationship it has with the wider Creation.
  • This involves us then being one Church that meets and lives not just for itself, but for God, for the community, for Creation and to join with others in promoting and sharing God’s kingdom values.
  • This is highlighted by our supporting statement ‘Building Better Community’.

Our  Mission: is based on our Values as a Church

We want to be a Church that:

  • follows Jesus
  • is authentic, genuine, and generous wherever we can, based on the life and witness of Jesus, whether in prayer, in worship, or in how we conduct our relationships with one another.
  • prioritises our relationship with God, valuing prayer and personal discipleship, trusting that we meet with God in the person of Jesus and the present moment of the Holy Spirit.
  • “sees each other by name,” not by labels.  As someone commented during lockdown, “it is the labels [and the judgements that go with them] that so easily define our world and so divide both Church and society.
  • seeks to be “one” as a Christian community.  We each come from many different backgrounds and communities – whether that be Banwell, Hewish, Puxton, or Congresbury, whether we be part of a physical Church community or one who joins in mainly via the Internet and online. 
  • tries to build bridges rather than put up barriers following the example of the early Church (as shown so powerfully in Acts ch10-15).
  • aims to deepen our relationship with Creation including following the call to be part of an ‘Eco-Church’ movement.

Safeguarding Policy

New Creation takes the well-being and safety of the children and vulnerable adults attending our churches very seriously.  If you wish to raise a safeguarding concern please contact the Safeguarding Officer in your church as listed at the bottom of our  Safeguarding Policy, or contact New Creation’s Safeguarding Officer, Dennis Cruze, via the Congresbury Church Office on 01934 833 126.  Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01749 685135 and find more information on their website: https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/diocese/safeguarding/

Last Updated 31/03/2024