Welcome to Church from Scratch
People tell us we’re playful, different, inclusive and collaborative. We are a welcoming church formed from a network of community groups. 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.
An inclusive community
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.
A community for pioneers
We seem to have a knack (calling?) 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 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 networked community
Relationships in CFS are centred around a network of community 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 pray, eat and plan the best ways to follow Jesus.
Visiting one of the community groups or a whole church event is a good way to fully understand us as a church. The groups vary in size from 5 to 20 people and meet at various times in various places.