Our Story

Ashwood Church began over 40 years ago, as a small gathering of Christians in Ravenshead. Over the years we have met in different locations at different times. We believe the church is not a location or a building but a movement of people seeking to honour God, follow Jesus and make Him known wherever we are. In 2003 we moved into the Ashwood Centre, (renovated old textile factory) so that we could play our part in supporting the local community through various projects and initiatives, many of which continue today. The Ashwood Centre is also the home of our weekly church gathering on Sunday mornings. (Pre-Covid19) We continue to meet in homes across the area (called LifeGroups) on a regular basis to develop relationships, support one another and encourage everyone in their faith in Jesus. We currently have LifeGroups in Ravenshead, Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

We want to play our part in changing the world – and we know we can’t do this on our own! We are part of the Ground Level Network of churches and also Kirkby Churches Together. We also love to partner with our friends at Betel Nottingham, Links International and recently with Safe Families and we have a friendship with a group of churches (O2 Network) based mainly in Texas USA and a developing friendship with Hope Missions in Malawi.

We’re grateful to God and some wonderfully faithful men and women for our history, and yet we believe our best days are still ahead of us. Our Dream is to develop a new facility which will be better equipped to serve our vision of helping more and more people find and follow Jesus and flourish in all areas of life.

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