We were formed in 1995 by the union of New Southgate Baptist Church and Friern Barnet United Reformed Church. These two churches have long and distinguished histories from the late 19th century. We sought to build on that past, by forming a new Christian fellowship at the end of the 20th century, to be a church for the beginning of the 21st century. Our roots also lie in the Congregational, Presbyterian and Churches of Christ which came together to form the United Reformed Church.
We are somewhat unusual in that we have two buildings. One is normally used for public worship and the other largely for service to the community.
We are not part of the ‘established church’ in this country but are of the Free Church or Nonconformist tradition. We are also free in the sense that our worship does not have to follow a set form, or use much ritual or ceremony. It is relatively simple, informal and fairly traditional.
No two congregations are the same; they can vary greatly in their understanding of what being a follower of Jesus means. Individuals within congregations equally have their weaknesses and strengths. If you want to know how we measure up come and meet us.
Click on the document below for a historical walk around Colney Hatch area, starting at New Southgate Train Station, finishing at Arnos Pool, taking in 'The bombie' and our site at Grove Road, the Millenium Green, and Arnos Grove Underground station.
There are pictures of the area on the enfield website accessed by a qr code on the document, or follow this link