Sandcross Church, Reigate

Sandcross Church is a friendly, independent evangelical church serving Woodhatch and South Park to the south of Reigate.

Our vision is to be a Bible teaching church that makes Jesus known in our community and beyond.

Sandcross Church started during World War 2 as a mission outreach from Shrewsbury Hall, Redhill, to the children in Woodhatch. They met in a local cricket hut and by the time the war ended, there was a large Sunday school, a family type meeting in the evening and a meeting for women on Tuesday afternoons.

By 1947, the adult group was large enough to buy a plot of land in Sandcross Lane and build a wooden structure known as Sandcross Hall. Ten years later the church had grown sufficiently to step out in faith with a new building, known as Sandcross Lane Church. This was added to in 1998 when the original timber building was replaced with a new church hall and kitchen. The name of the church was changed to Sandcross Church in 2008 and became a registered charity and limited liability company.

In addition to Sunday teaching and worship services, Sandcross Church undertakes a broad range of ministry activities. One of these is Acorns, a weekly parent and toddler group with over 50 adults and more children on the books. Those attending are mainly unchurched. Each week we share with the children and adults a Bible story and simple Christian children’s songs. During the year we hold special invitation events for the Acorns families which are well attended and provide gospel opportunities.

Oaks is a monthly Monday afternoon meeting with a varied programme including musical items, quizzes, special features and talks about the Christian faith. Church members invite friends, neighbours and family to join the activity.

A programme of special invitation events takes place throughout the year, including a monthly walking group, quiz nights, curry evenings and activities for men and ladies.

All age ministries include a weekly Wednesday afternoon Bible study and discussion group and Thrive – a Thursday evening interactive discipleship group.

Moving forward we are seeking to equip all church members in personal evangelism, enabling all to be confident to share Jesus with family, friends and colleagues. Community evangelism follows a recent house to house survey and includes a monthly delivery of the Good News evangelistic newspaper to our local neighbourhood. This will include door to door visits by members of the church.

Further details may be found on our church website – www.sandcross.com

Jane Wicking – Leadership Team, Sandcross Church

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