Welcome to Church from Scratch

People tell us we are playful, different, inclusive and collaborative. We are a welcoming church formed from a network of Communities. We’d love to get to know you and first, here’s some more about us.

A spiritual community

We are a vibrant community of people, united in our desire to embrace and express new ways of following Jesus. We are full of hope and want to make a difference in the world around us.

A radically inclusive family

Some of us are lucky and join CFS with the opportunity to give back in acts of radical generosity. Many of us came to CFS through times of hardship and unrest. All of us are welcome in a community that seeks to serve each other, celebrating the wisdom that flows from all walks of life. You are welcome to fully participate,  regardless of age, orientation, identity, culture…

A place for pioneers

We seem to have a God given knack for working with emerging and experienced pioneers to start the new and step beyond the existing.  We have a calling to reimagine ways of living and acting as Christians. In practice we have worked with several pioneers in starting new communities and initiatives.

Are you a budding or experienced pioneer? Perhaps you will be involved in the next adventure with us?

A network of Communities

Relationships in CFS are centred around a network of Communities – these are micro-churches, groups based in homes and other public spaces.

They extend across Southend, Shoebury, Rochford, Southchurch, Leigh-on-Sea, Hadleigh, Basildon and beyond. It is here that we meet to share life, pray, eat and plan the best ways to follow Jesus.

Visiting one of the Communities or a whole church event is a good way to fully understand us as a church. The Communities vary in size from 5 to 20 people and meet at various times in various places which are on the map