Connect

Connect

At Springwater our hope is that people connect with Jesus, with their hopes and dreams, with each other and with God.

Jesus said “Love God with all your heart and your neighbour as yourself.”

In practically working this out the Springwater community has developed various creative streams that help people engage with their own creativity but at the same time support others they are connected with or who also enjoy discussing and engaging in practical and/or creative initiatives.

At Springwater the church community has developed springs of life that have risen out of their own hopes and dreams and that help people find connection with each other and with God. These springs or expression of community are focused on three areas: supporting the community; resourcing the community & engaging the community and are shown below. All of these initiatives are church.
We believe that where two are three are gathered Jesus is there.

Supporting the community

Resourcing the community

Engaging the community

If there are any hopes and dreams that you have on your heart or perhaps have been mulling over and that you have a burning desire to birth and engage with through the way of Jesus come and chat with us. We are always open to partner, network or help incubate initiatives that will support personal development and enrich any of the local communities we are all part of.

To find out more either click the one you’re interested in or email: contactspringwater@gmail.com.

Children and Youth

Our format is relaxed in style with a mixture of music, stories, prayers, readings, a message from one of our church members or by a guest speaker and time to rest in the presence of God. The children and young people are part of the worship time and have their own space during the second period of our gathering and use the creative resources available. Visitors are very welcome.

Aspire

Read. Listen. Share. Pray. Tuesdays 9:45am-11:45am Aspire is a friendly and safe gathering of women who meet at the church. Read inspiring and thought provoking Christian books together. Listen to engaging podcasts and to one another. Share opinions, stories and life. Pray for one another, families, friends and wider concerns. If you would like more information on this group email contactspringwater@gmail.com or call the church on 01189 724519.

The Ark

The Ark is a warm, friendly and welcoming group for parents/carers with toddlers aged 1-3 (up to the term of their 3rd birthday). The session operates on Wednesday mornings between 10.00am and 12.00pm. During the sessions, we provide lots of fun activities to do. These include crafts, construction, role play and a book corner. We have a great music time followed by outside or inside play with relevant toys. If you would like more information, please contact the church office…

Compassionate Loaf

Compassionate Loaf also provides bread making workshops for those who want to learn about artisan baking and the wider community in general. Compassionate Loaf provides support to charities by running pop-ups, training people and selling delicious homemade artisan bread of many kinds, made with the finest locally sourced ingredients to raise money for charity. Every Monday morning Compassionate Loaf facilitates a free workshop, available to all, that includes bread baking, conversation and support at Springwater church. Starting at 10.00 am…

Compassionate CreativeS

Compassionate Creative, started as a partnership with artist and musican Robert Brain. It initially revolved around Robert facilitating collective art experiences at Springwater or with a collective of people and organisation where and when required. These were creative community art experiences that enables all people of different capacities to build relationships and nurture a sense of belonging and self-worth. This initiative has since developed into exploring the creativity in sound and Robert has written and developed an album called ‘Never…

The Steering Wheel Fellowship

The Steering Wheel Fellowship is a gathering of people who meet once a month, normally on the last Thursday evening, for a pint and curry in a local pub to share their lives, faith and discuss an interest in classic cars. The conversation covers a wider vista than just automobiles but that is a start. The group also organized visits and trips to car shows local pubs and mobile treasures hunts in the area. All are welcome, for more details…

Biblical Garden

Springwater Church is the beneficiary of a garden, cultivated by Magdalene Hu, populated with various biblical plants that have an accompanying scripture verse which highlights their part in the Scriptural story. The garden is free to all those that wish to use the space for contemplation, reflection or to just see what these scriptural plants look like. As a church family we have been enriched by the way that the garden has assisted in various activities of church life, 7…

Prayer

One of our values as a church community is about engaging in prayer and listening in prayer to the counsel of the Holy Spirit. The following are several areas were you can connect with the community and join into our prayer gatherings. We also run prayer rhythms at various times in the year that are circulated digitally and many of us also connect with other local and global prayer networks that help us as we develop our individual and community…