What We Believe

What We Believe

The Catholic Church shares its main beliefs with the other major Christian churches around the world. These include:

  • Belief in a God of Trinity, made known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Belief that Jesus, conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, lived, suffered and died. Who rose from the dead and ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father
  • Belief in the Holy Spirit who inspires and guides the life of all Christians
  • Commitment to a life based on the gospel teaching and example of Jesus Christ
  • Belief in the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, the sacraments of faith, celebration of the Church’s liturgical and prayer life, and honouring of the saints and holy people of faith

In response to the gospel teaching, Catholic Social Teaching explicitly demands that Catholics have a duty to serve the poor, vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities both locally and globally.

At St Nicholas’, our faith informs all aspects of the curriculum, including where RE and SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) are delivered. With the beliefs and values of the gospel underpinning all elements of life at the school, both in and out of the classroom, a lively spirit of enquiry is encouraged so that each student is able to develop a personal, mature and informed conscience.