Christ Church Ironville

Christ Church

 

Until the end of the eighteenth century the district now known as Ironville was meadows and pastureland attached to Riddings and Selston farms. Christ Church was built in 1852 and was consecrated on Easter Monday, April 16th, 1852, by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

This Church is dedicated to Christ. The name Christ is the English term for the Greek 'Christos', and in Latin is 'Christus'. It means 'the anointed', the Saviour, the Messiah. In the Bible, the New Testament records that the Messiah, long awaited, was Jesus of Nazareth. The Apostle Peter, in what has become a famous proclamation of faith among Christians since the first century, said 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God'.

Followers of Jesus became known as Christians because they believed that Jesus is the Christ.

Teachings about Jesus and testimonies about what he accomplished during his three year public ministry, how he died for us and was raised from the dead, are found throughout the New Testament. The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ was and forever is fully God (divine) and fully human in one sinless person at the same time.

For Christians, Jesus is The Christ' - the anointed one, our Saviour. Throughout his ministry, Jesus offered his peace, his love, and ultimately, even his life, so that each of us can approach God, our heavenly Father, in confidence.