Community church prepares for Sidmouth launch

PUBLISHED: 18:05 13 June 2018

Community church team prepare for Sidmouth launch

Community church team prepare for Sidmouth launch


The team behind a new community church venture in Sidmouth has held a ‘kick-off meeting’ at Kennaway House.

The Community Church in Honiton, which is well known for its work in the community with Honiton’s food and furniture banks, has outgrown its current venue at the Beehive in Honiton and has decided to spread its wings and start new sites across East Devon.

Church team leader, Adrian Birks, said: “We currently gather people from a wide area, including the Sid Valley, and so it makes a lot of sense for us to set up a new Community Church site in Sidmouth.”

The group had a day of ‘vision, teambuilding, prayer and cake’ at Kennaway.

They invited church members who want to get involved in the Sidmouth project to join them.

The Community Church, Sidmouth, will launch on Sunday September 30, and meet on Sundays at Sidmouth College at 10am.

It is a non-denominational church, which leaders say is characterised by a warm welcome, informal and lively worship, bible teaching, and children’s work.

It is part of the New Frontiers group of churches and a member of the Evangelical Alliance.

“With a number of churches already in Sidmouth, we’ve been very conscious of the need to be courteous neighbours, sharing our plans with Sidmouth church leaders at a very early stage,” Adrian said.

“They in turn have been very welcoming and we look forward to serving Sidmouth together, looking for opportunities to work in partnership in social action and in sharing the good news of Jesus.”

The team spent the morning worshiping together, as well as praying for Sidmouth and seeking encouragement for the task ahead.

After a team photo and cake, the team moved to the beach for lunch and team building games on what turned out to be a gorgeous summer day.

They then travelled up the Byes to Sidmouth College for a first look at the hall where the church will meet.

Site team leader, Nick Gimson, said: “The college has been really supportive and helpful ever since we approached them to rent their facilities, and we’re really looking forward to meeting there.”

For more information please contact the church office on 01404 43800 or

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

A chance to see the work of Sidmouth artists, and buy a piece of art to take home

Read more

Rowan and Anna Rheingans gave a brilliant and all-too-short performance in the first half of a concert in the Ham, last Wednesday (August 8).

Read more

Generous youngsters have spent their summer holidays raising money for a pair of charities.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

Ryan Young, an exceptionally gifted - and indeed young - fiddle player from Scotland, opened Wednesday evening’s (August 8)concert with a dazzling set of tunes, accompanied by the sensitive and intuitive guitar of Jenn Butterworth.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

It was a ‘trip of a lifetime’ for members of Sidmouth’s Royal British Legion as they joined thousands of representatives on a special anniversary parade in Belgium.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Congregations from All Saints Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church will hold another Praise on the Prom on Sunday at 5pm.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Off with his beard! But all for a good cause.

Read more

Hotels in Sidmouth are being forced to take on foreign members of staff because the supply of local talent has ‘dried up’, a hotelier has claimed.

Read more
Fri, 11:00

A pensioner was left needing up to 14 stitches when a cricket ball hit her in the back of the head in Sidmouth.

Read more
Fri, 10:00

The Sidcombers will be holding a beach clean tomorrow (Saturday ).

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sidmouth Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications