Our story

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Origins

When local churches set aside their differences and come together in mission extraordinary things happen!

In the mid nineties when the Elvetham Heath development was being planned, churches in Fleet saw an opportunity to plant a single, united church at the heart of the new community.  Joining together to form a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP), they sent out 25 people from their churches to form the nucleus of a new congregation.  They first met in a local home and then in the community centre.  One of the first houses at Elvetham Heath was purchased to provide a home for the first minister and his family.

As part of the new development since the very early days, we played an active part in many aspects of establishing and strengthening the new community.  Then in 2006 we moved from the community centre into our new purpose designed church building just opposite the supermarket.

Now well into our second decade we remain committed to our ecumenical roots and value this witness to the church and to the world.  We have learned to draw from the best of our four traditions as we remain united in our commitment to the core truths of scripture and our calling to be outward facing and committed to mission.

We have been blessed with the right leaders for each stage in our journey.  David and Becky Price arrived in 2000 and were with us until 2012. Then, in 2013, Patrick and Rosie Butler joined us from Guildford, previously having served as mission partners for many years in South America. Our journey has been an exciting one and a powerful testimony of God’s faithfulness.

For more information, take a look at the leadership team. Our ecumenical partnership is made up of Anglican, BaptistMethodist and United Reformed Church.

 

Our church building

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After meeting in the local Community Centre for six years, we moved into our new purpose-built church building in The Key at Elvetham Heath on 3 December 2006 – our sixth anniversary.  To view a map of our location, click here, or see our contact us page for written directions.

The building is open 8:30am-12pm Monday to Friday, 9:30-12 Saturdays and at 10am and 7:30pm for Sunday services.  Additional afternoon/evening activities may also mean that the building is open outside these times – please contact us for more details.

Inside the light and airy building, visitors can find a 300-seat worship area, a hall, a coffee bar, a crèche, and other meetings rooms and offices. The church is open each morning and visitors are welcome to drop in to look around, for a chat or to enjoy a refreshments in the coffee bar.

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