We believe that Jesus’ life, death and resurrection is the hope of the world,  starting right here in Bethnal Green. 

Having experienced the love and acceptance of Jesus, we are committed to extending that welcome to others, inviting them to share in God’s forgiveness and new life.

Statement of faith

This statement of faith is what unites us as a community of believers.

We believe in...

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.


Charity objectives

The Charity’s objects as set out in The Good Shepherd Mission’s constitution are:

  • the advancement, proclamation and furtherance of the Christian faith in accordance with the Statement of Beliefs set out in the Schedule hereto in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and elsewhere in the United Kingdom or the world;
  • the relief of persons in conditions of poverty, need or other hardship, or who are aged or sick in the said Borough or elsewhere in the United Kingdom or the world;
  • the advancement of Christian public education in the said Borough or elsewhere in the United Kingdom or the world;
  • the undertaking and fulfilling of such other charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in the said Borough or elsewhere in the United Kingdom or the world as the trustees shall determine.