The Community Church was started in 1984. We are a community of ordinary people from all stages, ages and walks of life, who have extraordinary stories because of Jesus.
Together we are learning to live lives shaped by following Jesus’ example: being passionate, brave, real, living as a family and building a legacy to pass on the good things we have received.
Catalyst a movement of churches raising world changers. Who want to see God’s Kingdom fill the earth, and we’re passionate about seeing this in our churches, through social action projects and in our workplaces.
Catalyst provide a number of training and equipping opportunities which you can find out about here.
Our life together is focused on two things:
Our Sunday meetings are where we worship together, hear stories of what God is doing and look at what the Bible has to say about living life in the 21st century. We meet on Sundays at 10:30 am.
Our Group life – because life is better when shared! So we regularly gather in groups in our community where we can build relationship and experience family, while learning to be disciples, who are becoming more like Jesus.
Our groups gather around different themes and include:
- Mission Groups for people to encourage one another in their mission together.
- Interest Groups for people to gather to around a passion, cause or activity.
- Equip Groups for people to be equipped in a particular topic, theme or ministry.
- Location Groups for people who are passionate about serving a particular geographical area.
- Youth Groups for school years 7 to 13.
- Alpha for those looking to learn more about the Christian faith.
How we live
Our culture defines who we are becoming and how we live that out together. Every group has a culture – we have chosen to define ours.
We communicate with honour, integrity and transparency. Being real about who we are, releases freedom, and free people are joyful
Together we are generous people with open hearts and hands. We make sacrifices for those in our community and operate with acceptance and compassion
We devote time, energy, money and resources as an expression of our passion for God
We follow the Holy Spirit, being obedient and brave, taking risks of faith and stepping into what is only possible with God-moments
We train, equip and release disciples who in turn make disciples. Seeing the greatness God has a place in each person and encouraging one another in God’s extraordinary purposes in our lives
Loving the Community
We believe the church should impact the wider community and serve it faithfully, so we also have teams that can be joined throughout the year to serve particular projects or events.
We are dedicated to training people who will be involved with starting new churches in the UK and beyond. Since The Community Church started, we have sent numerous people to start churches around the world. Our hope is that in the years to come we will have the privilege of sending many more to different parts of the globe.
We would love to hear from you if you would like any more information about us, so please contact us.