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Community Church

Great Ashby is a new estate and Great Ashby Community Church is a newish Church. So, we are still learning what it means to be part of a community that is just starting up.

Community Present

We get involved in the community centre, the school and local community groups because we believe it's our responsibility to be part of making living in Great Ashby a life affirming experience.

Community Minded

We have decided not to have a building of our own but to use our homes and local facilities like the community centre and school.

Who we are

Great Ashby Community Church was set up in October 2006. We are a group of local Christians (mostly Baptists and Anglicans) committed to friendship, worship, discipleship and mission.


Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds. Whether you are new to Great Ashby or a long term resident, have no church background or you used to be an archbishop - we just don't mind!


We consider ourselves to be on a journey of faith. Even though we come from different backgrounds with different life experiences, we have one thing in common: a personal encounter with the God of grace and love.

Not Rules

We have discovered that Christianity is not about rules and regulations.


. . . but it is about a dynamic relationship with the living God.

On the Vine

27th October 2015

Dear friends,

As many of you will know, my husband, Martin and I have had a difficult time over the last few months due to two family bereavements. It is at times like these when you realise how wonderful it is to belong to the church family here in Great Ashby. We have received so much care and support and we thank God for you all. Now that the autumn has come, however, life is beginning to get back to normal. We have started a new sermon series under the title of "Rumours of Glory". In this series we will be exploring different ways in which God has revealed something of himself maybe through art, music, books, places, experiences, people... the list goes on. Against this backdrop, of course, are the usual autumn events. At the end of September we celebrated our harvest festival, the following week was our church's 9th anniversary, there will be Remembrance in November and then, of course, Advent leading to Christmas. Each one of these events is special and in them God can teach us different things about himself and what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ in this day, age and place.

At the end of October we will be starting a new Alpha Course and I would ask your prayers for those taking the course and those leading it.

It is so good to get back to the routines of church life after a disrupted summer with all the feelings that go with family bereavement.

Psalm 91 begins with the words:
"Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.'"

My hope and prayer for you all is that in everything you also will know this to be true for yourself and for those you love. May God be your refuge and fortress in times of difficulty and may you continue to trust in Him and to walk with Him, in hope and peace into the future.

Yours in Christian friendship,


Are you a wierd sect?

Given that any church can look a bit strange to people who aren't used to it - NO we're not. The two local churches which went with the original idea are both from mainstream church setups in the UK. The major partner, Bunyan Baptist Church has been established in Stevenage since 1897. It is part of both the Central Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain. St Nicholas is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church. All three churches are members of Churches Together in Stevenage. So, if you have any concerns about this - check out these links

Bunyan Baptist Church

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Bunyan Baptist
Churches Together in Stevenage

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Churches Together