You are so welcome here

We are a growing family of Christians living to see the presence of God transform our land and the communities around us.

We have churches in Ashington, Washington and Wiston, each different in style, but united in heart and mind.

Our heart is for each and every person to experience the reality of Jesus Christ in their lives, knowing the joy, hope and freedom He brings.

Our vision for the future

We dream of a future where Jesus’ prayer of “on earth as it is in heaven” becomes our present: We’ve called it ‘2033’.

In the year 2033…

…a tipping point was reached in a small backwater cluster of villages in the county of Sussex. Over the past three decades, what can only be described as the presence of God had been growing steadily at a deep and permeative level throughout the communities.

The small historic churches were packed inside and out, hosting continuous services throughout each weekend, as person after person queued to worship. The historic churches had themselves birthed new church communities in converted barns, new-builds and community spaces right across the area. Rivalry was consigned to being a historical anomaly as a rich oneness marked the entire Church of Jesus Christ.

Inside the churches, rich embraced poor, young honoured old, each considered possessions for the benefit of all, miracles great and small occurred daily as the Word went forth, and a beautiful serenity rested upon each gathering.

But that wasn’t the remarkable feature. That was to be found in the very atmosphere abroad in the land: Simply driving into the area, many accounts were told of longterm addictions being instantly broken. Many told of having to stop cars by the roadside as tears of healing joy streamed down faces, of kneeling beside their running engines to find the Lord Jesus Christ revealing His glorious love and freeing power. Countless sightings of angelic hosts were reported, dreams and visions of God were seen by young and old, and it is said that people felt a ‘lightness’ here… as if they could reach out and touch heaven itself… this was awakening.

This was revival. This was reformation… transformation – whatever name you want to give it.

All we can say is: God is there.

Leadership

Various teams work and pray together to discern the will of God. These include churchwardens, PCC members, intercessors, staff and clergy.

Senior Team
James & Lou di Castiglione
Senior Leaders
Jim Waddell
Head of Pastoral, Associate Vicar
Paddy Donovan
Curate
Andrew White
Head of Operations
Jonny Fossey
Head of Youth
Nick Taylor
Head of Community Outreach
Holly Draper
Head of Kids
Clergy & Ordinands
Ed Quibell
Associate Vicar
Patrick Pearson-Miles
Curate
Nick Graham-Smith
Ordinand
Churchwardens
Anthony Ray
Churchwarden
James Peill
Churchwarden
Andrew Muddle
Churchwarden
Suzy Rushforth
Churchwarden

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All glory to God

Life begins and ends with God – it is all for Him and in response to His goodness. Our great privilege is to worship Him when we gather and when apart, in song and in lifestyle, in Spirit and in Truth. We worship the Lord for who He is, honouring His worth, magnificence, majesty and beauty. He is our everything. In Him we live and move and have our being. All things come from Him, and of His own do we give Him…

Exodus 20:1 – 3 // 1 Chronicles 29:14 // Acts 17:28 // Revelation 4:11

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Heaven is here

Father God inaugurated the Kingdom of Heaven on earth through the events of Jesus’ crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and giving of the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ return will fully and finally realise the consummation of His Kingdom on earth. Until that day, we live joyfully expecting His Kingdom to increasingly grow and break into life as we know it, proclaiming its arrival and emergence: Heaven is here!

Genesis 1:26 – 28 // Mark 1:14 – 15 // Matthew 10:7 – 8 // 1 Corinthians 15:24 – 28

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Revival starts with me

God has reconciled all things to Himself through Jesus Christ. We are ‘revived’ into newness of life as we repent, die to ourselves, and allow Father God to fill us with the resurrecting life of His Son Jesus. We take personal responsibility for our spiritual growth, knowing that the world is transformed one surrendered heart at a time.

Exodus 34:12 – 15 // Matthew 16:24 – 26 // Romans 8:11 – 17 // 2 Corinthians 5:19 

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People are precious

Every person matters to God and to us. Real friendship looks like being ‘extended family’. We always believe the best, outdo one another in showing honour, and overlay love in all things.

Isaiah 43:4 // Romans 12:9-21 // Colossians 3:12-17

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To the ends of the earth

Jesus has sent every disciple on mission through the Church to the world: To make disciples of all nations, to proclaim and demonstrate the good news of the Kingdom, and to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth. As we gladly care for the poor and marginalised, and as we share Jesus with all people, we will not stop until the whole world knows the good news and the kingdom of this world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and Messiah.

Isaiah 60:1 – 3 // Mark 16:15 – 20 // Acts 1:6 – 8 // Revelation 11:15 – 19