What’s a Presbyterian?

A Presbyterian is a follower of Jesus who has decided to embody their practice of following Him by participating in the life and work of a Presbyterian Church community.

Presbyterians belong to the Reformed group of Protestant Christian denominations.   Presbyterians affirm that only Jesus is the King and Head of the Church; no human leader can take that place, and so the church is led by ‘courts’ made up of ‘elders’ (presbyter is Greek for elder or leader) within our local churches.

Presbyterians celebrate two sacraments, Holy Communion and Baptism. Presbyterians affirm Infant Baptism but welcome all who have been baptised in other Christian traditions.

St Andrew’s is a member of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.  To find out more about what Presbyterians believe, go to http://presbyterian.ca/about/.