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Thanks for checking out Church from Scratch!  We’re a Christian church in Southend on Sea. People tell us we are welcoming, playful, dynamic, different, intentional, quirky, caring, collaborative and a Jesus and mission obsessed church.

We are passionate about Jesus who is the hero, obsessed about being an inclusive family, and totally up for making a difference in Southend, Leigh, Westcliff, Southchurch, Rochford, Shoeburyness –  you get the idea…

As you browse the website, you will learn a little about our community and get a glimpse of who we are, but only a glimpse. To fully understand us, come along to a group or an event and feel the warmth. Enjoy the website, then come. We’d love to meet you. We’d love to work alongside you in changing this little corner of God’s world.

And as for what makes us tick?  We are inspired by four values.

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Facebook"I have never experienced the Easter story in such a visceral way. As I sat by the log fire it was as if I was at the first Easter, meeting Jesus, back from the dead! Shocking!" - the words of one who came to the CFS Easter Sunday gathering at the Iron Age Roundhouse in Hadleigh Country Par [...]

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Iron Age Easter – meeting Jesus in a new way

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Is God calling you from the margin?

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How to be a SuperAger by Angela Lucas

Congratulations to Angela Lucas for writing, 'How to be a SuperAger - living life to the m [...]

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Hannah Moore wins national mental health award.

Congratulation to Hannah Moore for winning a national mental health award. After being sho [...]