Welcome to the official web site of The General Conference of the New Church.

We are based at Purley Chase Centre in Atherstone, Warwickshire. Please visit the Purley Chase web site to find out more.

Our vision is of a network of individuals and groups interacting together to share spiritual insight and under-standing in an open and non-judgmental way, in order to promote spiritual growth through the application to life of the Word, and the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg.

So what do we believe anyway?

  • We believe there is one God, who is the God of all religions.
  • We believe there is a place in heaven for all who show love to God and to other people, whatever their religion.
  • We believe that God has shown himself to us in a human form- Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that if we live a good life, with love to God and other people, we will live in heaven with other angels who are similar to us.
  • We believe that hell exists but not that God sends us there. It is a place that people choose for themselves if they prefer to make selfish choices.
  • We believe that God gives us the freedom to choose whether to be good or bad.
  • We believe that if we pray to God for help, and truly wish to be better people, He will help us to do so.
  • We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, full of symbols and parables that teach us about spiritual life.
  • We learn more about the heavenly meaning of the Bible from the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg who was an 18th century scientist, philosopher and theologian.


Registered Charity: 253206
Company Number: 6039