My name is Jonnie and I am a Christian. I believe in one God who showed himself to us in three ways. This is called the Trinity: God, the Heavenly Father, Jesus who was God in human form, and the Holy Spirit who is always with us. I believe Jesus was killed but then came back to life, what we call resurrection, and went to heaven. He showed God’s love for everyone by making a way for us to escape hell and join Him in heaven when we die. I can talk to God anywhere, so I often start the day with a prayer asking for God’s help during the day. But on Sundays, I come to church to pray with my friends and family.
There are different denominations within Christianity and I belong to the Church of England. During the service we will hear someone reading from the Bible and this will be explained by our priest. The priest has different names depending on the denominations, so he may be called vicar, minister or pastor. Some Christians like to dress up when they go to church, but most of the time we can wear whatever we want. But the priest or minister usually wears special clothing, called vestments.
In some faiths like the Catholic Church, clothing can be a little more elaborate. And in others, like the Baptist Church, the pastor may just wear a normal suit. There are no rules about what I should eat, but some Christians eat fish instead of meat on Fridays and holidays. And some even sometimes fast, which means they completely deprive themselves of food. Before a meal, we often say grace by thanking God for our food.