I am new to the Christian faith
Christianity is the largest religion in the world, with around two billion followers. About 42m Britons describe themselves as Christian, with 6m saying they are actively practising their faith.
If you believe and trust in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian. That belief is often described as a journey, because faith, doubt and levels of commitment can change. It can grow, strengthen and affect day to day living and behaviour, or, it can weaken and even disappear. It is a journey that never begins for some people, but can be utterly life-changing for others.
Wherever you are this moment, your journey can continue
The Diocese of Ely strategy, Ely 2025: People Fully Alive asserts that to have begun the amazing journey of faith is to be fully alive. It helps us to make the best of this life through following Jesus’ teachings, loving God and loving other people. It is a lifetime of learning and surprises, working towards a future filled with hope and purpose for ourselves and for others.
Exploring your Journey further
If you are very new to the Christian faith and would like to know more, there are many ways you can do that.
Some further reading
You might want to start by reading a little bit more about Christianity, the pages linked below provide some information on some of the areas you might have questions about.
Talk to others
People in your local church can talk to you about their faith. Some may be able to tell you how it has changed their lives. Contact your vicar and ask if there is a way you can talk to someone there. A good place to start to find a church near you is on our webpages here.
Explore your faith through a course
Many churches in the Diocese of Ely offer courses to introduce people to the Christian faith, providing space to ask questions. One example is Alpha. Ask at your local church what they offer.
The Diocese also offers a variety of courses to help you explore your faith, some are highlighted in this section of the website ad range from discipleship courses and exploring your vocation. Other courses are also available via our Training and Learning pages here.