WELCOME TO CFS

Our anthem does a pretty good job of explaining who we are, with lyrics like…

You can be young, old, middle-aged, married, single, divorced, engaged, healthy, sick, rich or poor, vegan, coeliac or a carnivore.

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Gay, queer, bi or pan, genderfluid, non-binary or trans, people of all skin colours and race, autistic or deaf you will be embraced.

We’re all made in God’s image, our diversity helps us to envisage, all that God is and created us to be, as we live our lives here in Southend-on-Sea.

We believe church is inclusive – celebrating and affirming every person rather than discriminating.

FIND YOUR PLACE

We are a small network of Community Groups in Southend-on-Sea and surrounding areas. We are passionate about following Jesus and sharing life together and we are inspired to make a difference in Southend and beyond.

To find out more you could get the email newsfor all our events and use the chatbot below to ask questions.

We would love to meet you. We are deeply affirming, inclusive and welcoming with a good number of us being from the LGBTQ+ community.

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Easter at CFS 2023

PASSOVER   In the week before Easter Hear stories that lead us into deeper understanding of Jesus. This sit down meal with a meaning, weaves together stories of the Old [...]

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"My Favourite memory has been the camping trip to Forge Wood" 
Meet Chris! He became a member of the CFS family back in 2005 when his dad visited a Christian bookshop and learned about the church.
 Chris was drawn to CFS because of its friendly community and the support it provided through British sign language. 
Following the passing of his mum, Chris felt inspired to strengthen his relationship with Jesus and CFS helped him achieve this through its love and support.

"My Favourite memory has been the camping trip to Forge Wood"

Meet Chris! He became a member of the CFS family back in 2005 when his dad visited a Christian bookshop and learned about the church.

Chris was drawn to CFS because of its friendly community and the support it provided through British sign language.

Following the passing of his mum, Chris felt inspired to strengthen his relationship with Jesus and CFS helped him achieve this through its love and support.
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Gary became a member of CFS in 2006, after being introduced to it by a friend who was already part of the community. 
Since then, Gary has formed many friendships within CFS and values the support he receives from the community. He is also passionate about helping others in the church.
One of Gary's fondest memories at CFS was when he went on a trip to Holland with a team to assist a local church. 
Through his experiences at CFS, Gary has gained a deeper understanding of his relationship with Jesus and how Jesus is there to provide support during difficult moments in his life.

Gary became a member of CFS in 2006, after being introduced to it by a friend who was already part of the community.

Since then, Gary has formed many friendships within CFS and values the support he receives from the community. He is also passionate about helping others in the church.

One of Gary`s fondest memories at CFS was when he went on a trip to Holland with a team to assist a local church.

Through his experiences at CFS, Gary has gained a deeper understanding of his relationship with Jesus and how Jesus is there to provide support during difficult moments in his life.
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Say hello to Sheila! Sheila joined CFS around 8 years ago. She has made so many friends over the years of being a member here, and loves that CFS support one another. Sheila enjoys going away with the church and spending time together as a family.

Say hello to Sheila! Sheila joined CFS around 8 years ago. She has made so many friends over the years of being a member here, and loves that CFS support one another. Sheila enjoys going away with the church and spending time together as a family. ...

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Meet Alison! Alison has been a part of CFS since the very beginning, helping Peter kick start the Church in 2002! Alison loves that from right the start there has been a community of people who love Jesus and want to do things His way, and this is keeps on growing! She also loves that so many people who get involved are not already in a church and have so many questions about faith. A best memory would be sharing the highs and lows together and encouraging each other to follow Jesus .

Meet Alison! Alison has been a part of CFS since the very beginning, helping Peter kick start the Church in 2002! Alison loves that from right the start there has been a community of people who love Jesus and want to do things His way, and this is keeps on growing! She also loves that so many people who get involved are not already in a church and have so many questions about faith. A best memory would be sharing the highs and lows together and encouraging each other to follow Jesus . ...

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You might ask “What on earth is a Passover Meal?” For 3,000+ years people have gathered each year to eat these special meals together. They are a meal with a meaning.
The idea comes from the story of Moses in the Bible, and how he led people from slavery to freedom. In that story they ate the first Passover Meal together.
Today the meals, are a great way to meet, eat, make friends and explore how God wants to break us free from all sorts of things that hold us back.

You might ask “What on earth is a Passover Meal?” For 3,000+ years people have gathered each year to eat these special meals together. They are a meal with a meaning.

The idea comes from the story of Moses in the Bible, and how he led people from slavery to freedom. In that story they ate the first Passover Meal together.

Today the meals, are a great way to meet, eat, make friends and explore how God wants to break us free from all sorts of things that hold us back.
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This is Laura! Laura joined CFS around 3 years ago, when Hannah brought her along to a group. Laura loves eating together as a group when we meet, as she says this gives a sense of community and family. Laura is always excited to find out about the next weekend away. You should be too! Keep an eye out!

This is Laura! Laura joined CFS around 3 years ago, when Hannah brought her along to a group. Laura loves eating together as a group when we meet, as she says this gives a sense of community and family. Laura is always excited to find out about the next weekend away. You should be too! Keep an eye out! ...

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Say hello to Mary. Mary has been a part of the Church From Scratch family for 9 years! Joining in 2015 when she wandered into a Shared Space store! WOW!
The relaxed community that met to share Jesus was exactly what Mary was looking for! Since then she has grown to love the welcoming and accepting family that is CFS . #community #church #CFS #family

Say hello to Mary. Mary has been a part of the Church From Scratch family for 9 years! Joining in 2015 when she wandered into a Shared Space store! WOW!

The relaxed community that met to share Jesus was exactly what Mary was looking for! Since then she has grown to love the welcoming and accepting family that is CFS . #community #church #CFS #family
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