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Havering Christian Fellowship (HCF) is a vibrant church located in Hornchurch, in the London Borough of Havering.

We believe that God loves people and that you matter to Him! We are a group of people from all walks of life and ages who have experienced something of the hope, love and sense of purpose that comes from knowing Jesus Christ and we would love for you to experience this for yourself.

Whether you are familiar with church or not, you are very welcome to visit us one Sunday or to get in contact for more information.

We meet on Sundays at 10.30am, online. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Mission

To bring Heaven to our world through the love, truth, power and presence of Jesus

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 Values 

As in Heaven


The authority, power and presence of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the centre of everything we are and do. We live life in all its fullness, expressing Father God's exuberance, creativity and excellence and dedicated to fervent worship. Faith connects us to the supernatural power of Holy Spirit and enables us to partner with Jesus, living naturally supernatural lives.




Truth


We believe the Bible is the inspired living word of God. We are disciples of Christ and his word and are on a journey to become more like Jesus. The Bible and the Holy Spirit continually reveal God's truth and life to us. We find joy in seeing the fruit that the word of God brings to our lives.




Loving because we are loved


God is good, and nothing can separate us from his unconditional love. This sets us free from insecurity and fear, enabling us to love and accept ourselves and empowering us to love others.




Freedom with responsibility


We believe that everyone is free to be who God has created them to be. We encourage everyone to be teachable, to take responsibility for their personal growth and to understand that their actions impact both themselves and others. We learn from our mistakes and put things right if we mess up.




Valuing people


Everyone is important and created in God's image. He has designed each one of us to play a unique and significant role in His kingdom. God paid humanity the supreme honour by becoming one of us, then He paid us an even greater honour in His death and resurrection. We look with the eyes of Jesus, valuing, honouring and empowering people to live in their heavenly identity as royal sons and daughters of God - to fulfil the destiny and purpose that He has for our lives.




Blessing our world


God has called us to be a blessing, transforming our world into a better place. We are committed to positively influence our world, expressing God's love, grace, hope, goodness and joy to everyone we meet. We are a family where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy friendship, care, love, fun and practical support. We encourage everyone to encounter Holy Spirit for themselves as we lead them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.




Together we are stronger


We need to work together with others to reach our community for Jesus and to impact our world and bring Heaven to Earth. We pursue positively making connections with others within churches and the wider community. We share resources, knowledge and vision, to promote the Gospel and improve the quality of life of those living in our community.




Giving our best


God gives extravagantly to us. He gave His best for us. So, whether in our worship, service, thanksgiving or in the use of our energy, time, money and possessions, we believe in generously giving our best





 

Cultural statement

Everyone is welcome,

nobody is perfect,

anything is possible!

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Leadership Team

 

Ant carter

Ant looks after the worship within the church and really values joining together with others to praise and worship.  He loves being married to Emily and being a father to their 2 boys. 

One of Ant’s aims is to love the church and the wider community with a “love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (1 Tim 1:5 ESV).

Emily Carter

Emily joined Havering Christian Fellowship with her husband Ant and two young sons Ted and Ben in 2018 when Grace Community Church merged with HCF. Emily oversees 

the Prayer and Prophetic elements of church life. She also enjoys encouraging young mums in the church and facilitates Sunday morning meetings. Emily loves Jesus, reading, music and her family.

Kim Merry

Kim is married to Pete and plays an active role in church life. She worked for many years as a Speech and Language Therapist, but now heads up Hope4Havering, a local charity whose vision is to make homelessness history

Pete Merry

Pete has been Pastor of Havering Christian Fellowship since 2008, he is married to Kim and has seven children.  Pete has a strong desire to see Christians fulfil their God-given potential in Christ and for the Church to work together in unity to be a beacon of love, life and hope to all people

Tim Skinner

Tim is married to Hannah and they have 4 children.

Tim is zealous to see the church being excellent representatives of our loving God in every aspect of life and to see the wisdom, love and power of Jesus impacting business, commerce and local government.

Tim enjoys thrilling rides and rollercoasters and relaxing with his family and friends.

2a Newmarket Way, Hornchurch 

Essex, RM12 6DS. Tel:  01708 440326

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